Popular Netflix show ‘House of Cards’ has been cancelled after the end of their 6th season, in the midsts of allegations of sexual harassment against star Kevin Spacey.
Spacey has been accused of sexually assaulting actor Anthony Rapp from ‘Rent.’ However, Spacey claims that he does not even remember the encounter.
The news comes after many fans called on Netflix to pull the plug on its original series following a report from Buzzfeed News in which actor Anthony Rapp alleged Spacey, then 26, made a sexual advance on him when he was 14 years old.
The decision to conclude “House of Cards” was made several months ago, according to a person with knowledge of the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the decision.
However, a representitive for Netflix told Fox News earlier on Monday that the company is “deeply troubled by last night’s news concerning Kevin Spacey. 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.”
The 59-year-old actor said, “[I]f I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior,” and has now come out as gay as well.
If you ask me, it sounds like he suddenly came out as gay to soften the blow of sexual harassment allegation.
Rapp said that in 1986, Spacey, a fellow Broadway actor at the time, invited Rapp to his apartment for a party. Later in the evening, Spacey, then 26, allegedly “picked Rapp up, placed him on his bed, and climbed on top of him, making a sexual advance,” according to the Buzzfeed News report.
Rapp recalled he pushed Spacey off of him, went to a bathroom and closed the door, thinking: “What is happening?” He told Spacey he had to go home, to which Spacey allegedly asked if Rapp was “sure” he wanted to do that.
Spacey also said, “But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior,” he added, “And I am sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years.”
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