This is 'deeply troubling'
Following the sexual allegations that came out against actor Kevin Spacey yesterday, Netflix has announced that it will be cancelling its flagship TV series starring the 58-year-old, House of Cards.
The Golden Globe award-winning series is one of Netflix’s most popular shows, currently in its sixth season. And although many would argue that it could go on for years, Netflix announced this morning that the show would end after the current season, shortly after the Kevin Spacey sexual allegations surfaced.
‘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,’ a Netflix spokesperson announced. ‘As previously scheduled, Kevin Spacey is not working on set at this time.’
Netflix was quick to point out that they made the decision to end the show earlier this year and that the bold action was not solely in response to the sexual allegations currently facing the show’s leading actor.
The allegation came from Anthony Rapp who came forward this week to accuse the Oscar-winning actor of historic sexual harassment, taking place when Rapp was just 14 and Spacey was 26, with Spacey allegedly lying on top of the child at a party in his New York apartment.
‘Anthony Rapp’s story is deeply troubling,’ announced House of Cards creator, Beau Willimon. ‘During the time I worked with Kevin Spacey on House of Cards, I neither witnessed nor was aware of any inappropriate behaviour on set or off. That said, I take reports of such behaviour seriously and this is no exception. I feel for Mr Rapp and I support his courage.’