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Netflix: We won’t work with Kevin Spacey anymore

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Netflix says it’s cutting ties with Kevin Spacey amid multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against the “House of Cards” star.

“Netflix will not be involved with any further production of ‘House of Cards’ that includes Kevin Spacey,” a Netflix spokesperson said in a Friday statement to ITK.

The spokesperson said the company will continue to work with TV studio Media Rights Capital “to evaluate our path forward as it relates to the show.”

The announcement comes just days after Netflix suspended production on what was to be the series’ final season, following actor Anthony Rapp’s accusation that Spacey made sexual advances toward him more than two decades ago, when Rapp was 14 years old.


In a statement released on Twitter, 58-year-old Spacey said that while he didn’t remember the alleged sexual assault, “I owe [Rapp] the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior.”

The actor, who plays the scheming and wicked former President Frank Underwood on “House of Cards,” came out in the statement, saying, “ I choose now to live as a gay man.”

That language drew further criticism, as media sources accused the actor of trying to hide his misconduct behind his sexuality.

Following the bombshell allegation reported by BuzzFeed, several “House of Cards” employees told CNN in a story published Thursday that Spacey created a “toxic” work environment on the Netflix show’s set. One of the anonymous accusers said the Academy Award-winner sexually assaulted him during an early season of the show.

Netflix said Friday it also would “not be moving forward” with the release of “Gore,” which was in post-production. Spacey was poised to play author Gore Vidal in the film, and also produced it. 

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