House of Cards Has Been Cancelled Following Kevin Spacey Harassment Allegations

Tomas Mccoy
November 1, 2017

Filming of season 6 on the political thriller "House of Cards" has been suspended following accusations that Kevin Spacey made sexual advances on a teen boy some three decades ago.

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. On Sunday, actor Anthony Rapp told BuzzFeed about an alleged encounter with Spacey at a party in 1986.

Spacey posted on his Twitter account that he was "beyond horrified" by Rapp's revelation, which he claimed not to remember before apologising.

The popular streaming service Netflix have confirmed that it's hit series House of Cards will end next year after a six year run. This is a breaking story.

On Monday, Netflix and production company Media Rights Capital said in a joint statement that they were "deeply troubled" by the allegations against Spacey, who was not filming at the time, and that executives from both companies would be meeting with cast and crew members "to ensure that they continue to feel safe and supported". However, while Netflix has said that this will be the last due to the allegations made against the actor, several reports have suggested that the producers had chose to end the series well before the allegation emerged.


The companies announced Monday that the show's forthcoming sixth season would be its last. "I could never imagine [that] anyone else I know would do something like that to a 14-year-old boy". "I want to deal with this honestly and openly and that starts with examining my own behaviour", Spacey wrote. From his acting in many movies and television shows to his successful stewardship of the Old Vic theatre in London and his outstanding deal making and acting prowess in House of Cards, he's climbed every mountain there is.

He went on to state: 'That said, I take reports of such behavior seriously and this is no exception. He had never disclosed his sexuality before but said Rapp's story encouraged him to speak.

Spacey soon apologized for the incident and came out as gay, but his remarks have been blasted by Hollywood, which has been rocked by scandal since former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was exposed by media earlier this month for his sexual harassment and workplace intimidation against young female stars.

A release date for the final "House of Cards" episodes has yet to be announced.

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