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Following the wake of allegations that Kevin Spacey made inappropriate sexual advances to Star Trek Discovery star Anthony Rapp when he was 14, Netflix has reportedly cancelled House of Cards.
In a statement provided to Deadline, Netflix and Media Rights Capital (producers of House of Cards) said that they were “deeply troubled” by the allegations raised.
Media Rights Capital and Netflix are deeply troubled by last night’s news concerning Kevin Spacey. In response to last night’s revelations, executives from both of our companies arrived in Baltimore this afternoon to meet with our cast and crew to ensure that they continue to feel safe and supported. As previously scheduled, Kevin Spacey is not working on set at this time.
The allegations were made in a BuzzFeed article, where Rapp claimed Spacey had made a sexual advance to Rapp in the ’80s at his apartment while he was 14. Following the allegations, Kevin Spacey released a statement on Twitter:
Filming reportedly began on the sixth season of House of Cards last month. No date had been set for the season’s premiere, although it is expected to air mid next year.