Netflix has pulled the plug on its working relationship with Kevin Spacey amid an ongoing sex scandal allegedly involving the star and a minor.
Last week, Star Trek actor Anthony Rapp accused Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey of having attempted to seduce him when Rapp was just 14 years old. The alleged offence, which is said to have taken place in 1986, has sparked widespread condemnation of Spacey, who would’ve been 26 at the time of the incident.
Netflix quickly responded to the claims, revealing that the sixth season of House of Cards – a hit Netflix TV show starring Spacey – would be the last. However, it soon emerged that Netflix producers had made this decision long ago.
As the media storm progressed, Netflix then decided to completely halt production on House of Cards season six indefinitely, casting significant uncertainty over the future of the show.
However, Netflix has now gone one step further and has pledged to stop working with Kevin Spacey on House of Cards. The US streaming giant has also decided to cancel the release of a film starring Spacey.
In a statement, Netflix said: “Netflix will not be involved with any further production of House of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey. We will continue to work with MRC (production company Media Rights Capital) during this hiatus time to evaluate our path forward as it relates to the show.”
The statement continued: “We have also decided we will not be moving forward with the release of the film Gore, which was in post-production, starring and produced by Kevin Spacey.”
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