Spacey Impeached By Netflix After Sexual Harassment Charges

Toni Houston
November 5, 2017

It took less than a week for two-time Oscar victor Kevin Spacey to go from admired stage, TV and film star to a pariah, under investigation by the police and fired from his Emmy-winning role in "House of Cards".

MRC, the independent production company on House of Cards, says the actor has been suspended-not fired-from the series as star and producer.

"I would call him a paedophile and a sexual predator", the man told the website, speaking on condition of anonymity.

In an interview with BuzzFeed, actor Anthony Rapp said he attended a party at Spacey's NY apartment in 1986, when he was 14.

Netflix has reportedly cut ties with Kevin Spacey on its hit original series "House of Cards".

Spacey's longtime publicist, Staci Wolfe, and talent agency, C.A.A., both dropped him Thursday, according to the Los Angeles Times.

British police confirmed Friday that they had opened an investigation into an allegation of sexual assault from a man in 2008, although officers never identify the subject of an inquiry unless and until they are charged.

In the U.S., eight crew members who work on the Netflix series House of Cards have also told reporters that Spacey created a toxic work environment through a pattern of sexual harassment. "We will continue to work with MRC [Media Rights Capital studio] during this hiatus time to evaluate our path forward as it relates to the show".

I'm glad that Netflix has put its foot down and insisted that Spacey have no involvement with the upcoming season, while still leaving room for the show to continue without him. Killing off Frank may breath new life into the show.

And MRC is "deeply troubled" by the allegations and have implemented "an anonymous complaint hotline, crisis counselors, and sexual harassment legal advisors for the crew".

Mexican actor Roberto Cavazos also claimed he fended off two "unpleasant" advances that "bordered on harassment" while at The Old Vic - the London theatre where Spacey was an artistic director from 2003-15.

Spacey posted on Twitter that he didn't remember the Rapp encounter. Since then, eight current and former House of Cards employees have come forward anonymously, alleging they experienced inappropriate sexual conduct from Spacey on the Netflix show's set.

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