Netflix is ending its Emmy-nominated political drama House of Cards at the conclusion of its upcoming sixth season, after the lead Kevin Spacey confessed about making unwanted sexual advances on a 14-year-old actor in 1986. The final episodes of the TV series, starring Spacey and Robin Wright as ruthless political operators in the United States government, will air in 2018.
The allegations, from Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp, were first aired in an interview with Buzzfeed on Monday.
Spacey responded on Twitter with an apology, saying he did not remember the incident, but that if it happened he believed it would have been “deeply inappropriate drunken behavior.”
Is this “drunken behavior” by a well-known celebrity worth ignoring, or this has just started a blaze across the world in regards to sexual abuse? Only time can tell that.
Media Rights Capital and Netflix, who produce House of Cards, released a statement on Monday in response to the allegations against Spacey, saying they were “deeply troubled” by the news.
“In response to last night’s revelations, executives from both of our companies arrived in Baltimore this afternoon to meet with our cast and crew to ensure that they continue to feel safe and supported. As previously scheduled, Kevin Spacey is not working on set at this time,” read the statement.