Netflix cuts ties with House of Cards actor Kevin Spacey

More fallout from allegations enclosing House of Cards actor  Netflix has said it will no longer work with the actor in any way.

In a statement given to the Verge yesterday, a Netflix spokesperson said: “Netflix will not be involved with any additional creation of House of Cards  that includes Kevin Spacey. We will keep working with MRC [HoC manufacturing firm Media Rights Capital] during this hiatus period to appraise our route as it relates to the show. We also have determined we will not move ahead with the launch of the movie   Gore, which was in post apocalyptic, starring and produced by Kevin Spacey. ”

It’s not clear what that means for its sixth time of House of Cards, for which creation was underway at the time that the allegation was made against Spacey, and given how central his personality, congressman Frank Underwood, is into the series.

The Verge suggests manufacturers are contemplating killing off Underwood or possibly moving to spin-off shows that concentrate on other personalities.

Netflix severing ties with Spacey follows an accounts by actor Anthony Rapp, given to Buzzfeed last month, alleging that the older celebrity made a sexual advance towards him once Rapp was just 14 and Spacey had been 26.

Spacey’s answer to the allegation is to say he doesn’t “recall the experience”, and also to say that: “When I did behave the way he explains, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been profoundly improper drunken behavior. ”

However, he also chose the exact same moment to openly come out as gay — in what was widely praised as an attempt to distract attention from Rapp’s accusation that he made sexual advances.

At the end of last month Netflix mentioned creation on House of Cards had been suspended while it and the series’s production firm reviewed the situation — and also to “address any issues about our cast and crew”.

Just before that it had also   declared House of Cards would end after season six, stating it had been “profoundly troubled” from the allegations made against Spacey. Even though TV business press reported that the choice to terminate the series had been taken months earlier.

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