The well-known Netflix political drama “Home of Playing cards” shall be ending after the upcoming sixth season amid a sexual harassment allegation towards actor Kevin Spacey.
Spacey performs Frank Underwood, the protagonist and darkish hero of the present. Underwood is a corrupt, no holds barred, manipulative, and conniving Democratic politician. The present is constructed to supply its viewers a (barely) overdramatized glimpse into the darkish world of Washington D.C. politics.
Based on an nameless Fox Information supply, the choice to conclude the present was made a number of months in the past. Nonetheless, current sexual harassment allegations made towards Spacey have executives much more anxious for it to finish.
Anthony Rapp, an actor recognized greatest for his position in “Star Trek: Discovery” claims that Spacey made sexual advances towards him in 1986 after they have been each at a celebration. Rapp was 14 on the time, and Spacey was 26.
Rapp states that Spacey invited him over to his condominium for the get together. Later within the night, Spacey allegedly “picked Rapp up, positioned him on his mattress, and climbed on high of him, making a sexual advance,” in keeping with a Buzzfeed Information report. At that time, Rapp pushed Spacey off, left the room for a bit, after which informed Spacey that he wished to go house; Spacey responded by asking Rapp if he was “positive” about that.
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In an announcement responding to those allegations, Spacey commented that he’s “past horrified” to listen to Rapp’s story. He states that he didn’t keep in mind the incident, however, “I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken conduct.”
Spacey additionally used this assertion to proclaim that he now chooses to “reside as a homosexual man.”
— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) October 30, 2017
Media Rights Capital, the producer of Netflix and “Home of Playing cards” launched an announcement on Monday through which they introduced, “MRC and Netflix have determined to droop manufacturing on Home of Playing cards season six, till additional discover, to present us time to evaluation the present state of affairs and to handle any issues of our forged and crew.”
The assertion additionally added that they’re “deeply troubled” by the allegations introduced towards Spacey, who can also be an government producer on the present.
Rapp says that he’s not merely attempting to “air a grievance,” however the accusations introduced towards film mogul Harvey Weinstein have inspired him to step ahead. Rapp’s aim was to “attempt to shine one other mild on the many years of conduct which were allowed to proceed as a result of many individuals, together with myself, being silent.”
“Home of Playing cards” marked Netflix’s push into creating its personal programming in 2013. Since then, Netflix has turn out to be recognized for hit reveals corresponding to “Stranger Issues” and “13 Causes Why.”
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(H/T: Fox Information)