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Production halted on House Of Cards following Kevin Spacey allegations

Production halted on House Of Cards following Kevin Spacey allegations

Just a day after Kevin Spacey was accused of trying to seduce a 14-year-old boy in 1986, Netflix has announced that it will be ending popular series House of Cards, in which Spacey played the lead role.

This all comes on the heels of allegations of sexual assault levied against star Kevin Spacey by fellow actor and Star Trek: Discovery star Anthony Rapp. However, he apologized "if I did behave then as [Rapp] describes. for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior".

The season 4 gag shows baby Stewie (voiced by series creator MacFarlane) running naked through a crowded shopping mall and yelling, "Help, I've escaped from Kevin Spacey's basement!"

Netflix has, however, said it is not the reason for the show coming to an end.

The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced in a statement that it was withdrawing the International Emmy Founders Award it planned to give Spacey on November 20 "in light of recent events".

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

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A former Boston news anchor is speaking out after reports of inappropriate sexual advances on a minor by actor Kevin Spacey. "I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, I now choose to live life as a gay man", wrote Spacey, who had not previously addressed his sexuality publicly.

Spacey claimed he did not remember the event but posted an apology on Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) nonetheless, where he also came out as homosexual. Earlier Monday, Netflix released a statement saying that execs at the streamer are "deeply troubled" by the allegations.

Spacey is the latest figure in entertainment to face allegations of sexual misconduct in what some are calling a new era in the industry - one where long-silent victims of sexual assault and harassment feel emboldened to share their accounts.

The Independent newspaper, Press Association and Sky News say London's Metropolitan Police is now investigating allegations against Weinstein by 7 women over incidents that reportedly took place from the 1980s to 2015.

"House of Cards" has been made in the Baltimore area throughout its run, filming in locations such as the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, the Baltimore Museum of Art and The Baltimore Sun. He had never disclosed his sexuality before but said Rapp's story encouraged him to speak.


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