- Kevin Spacey was the star and executive producer of “House of Cards.”
- Spacey has been accused by several men of sexual harassment and assault.
- Netflix is firing Spacey from “House of Cards” and ending production on a biopic of Gore Vidal staring Spacey.
Netflix is parting ways with Kevin Spacey, the star and executive producer of “House of Cards.”
“Netflix will not be involved with any further production of House of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey,” Netflix said in a statement. “We will continue to work with MRC during this hiatus time to evaluate our path forward as it relates to the show.”
“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.”
“Gore” is a biopic of writer Gore Vidal staring Spacey that had had recently wrapped shooting.
Media Rights Capital, the production company behind “House of Cards,” confirmed that Spacey is off the show.
“While we continue the ongoing investigation into the serious allegations concerning Kevin Spacey’s behaviour on the set of House of Cards, he has been suspended, effective immediately,” MRC said in a statement. “MRC, in partnership with Netflix, will continue to evaluate a creative path forward for the program during the hiatus.”
Spacey has been accused by several men — including many who were underage at the time — of sexual harassment and assault. Eight people who worked on “House of Cards” have reportedly accused Spacey of sexual harassment or assault.
Representatives for the actor recently said that Spacey will “seek evaluation and treatment” following the series of sexual misconduct allegations against him. Spacey’s agency and publicist have reportedly dropped the actor.
Spacey’s apology to actor Adam Rapp, who said Spacey made a sexual advance on him at age 14, sparked criticism when he chose to come out as gay in the same statement.
Netflix had previously halted production on “House of Cards” and announced that the upcoming season, its sixth, would be its last.
Producers were also reportedly talking about killing off Spacey’s character, Frank Underwood.
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