Netflix cancels House of Cards amid sexual misconduct claims against Kevin Spacey

Erica Roy
November 1, 2017

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, which organizes the yearly Emmys, meant to honour Spacey for his work on Netflix series House of Cards.

The streaming channel, which reportedly is weighing different concepts for the spinoff, said Monday that the upcoming sixth season will be the last for "House of Cards," which is filmed in Maryland.

Netflix is exploring a House of Cards spin-off after announcing it is cancelling the show amid sexual assault claims surrounding star Kevin Spacey.

Spacey has since denied Rapp's claims that he forced himself upon him at his apartment during party, saying: 'He does not recall the incident, but he is deeply horrified to hear this story'.

Kevin Spacey speaks on stage at the 2017 AMD British Academy Britannia Awards at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills on October 27, 2017.

The group says "it will not honor Kevin Spacey with the 2017 International Emmy Founders Award", which is to honor "an individual who crosses cultural boundaries to touch humanity".

"Coming out stories should not be used to deflect from allegations of sexual assault", said Sarah Kate Ellis, president of the pro-LGBT media monitor organization GLAAD.

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According to Rapp, in an interview published late on Sunday by BuzzFeed, Spacey in 1986 made an unwanted sexual advance toward him when he was just 14 at the time.

"Media Rights Capital and Netflix have always set the highest standards in their work and I want to thank them unreservedly".

House of Cards, on which Spacey serves as exec producer, has been one of the standout hits for Netflix since its debut in 2013.

Soon, Twitter was flooded with memes from people who were equally dumbfounded and angered by Spacey's approach to the allegations.

Actor Zachary Quinto wrote: "It is deeply sad and troubling that this is how Kevin Spacey has chosen to come out".

He went on to state: 'That said, I take reports of such behavior seriously and this is no exception. "I feel for Mr Rapp and I support his courage".

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