Netflix suspends 'House of Cards' production after Spacey allegations

Netflix suspends 'House of Cards' production after Spacey allegations

Two-time Oscar-winner Spacey said he is "beyond horrified" by Rapp's allegation that he made a sexual advance on him in 1986 at a party in Spacey's apartment.

One of the streaming service's most critically acclaimed and popular shows will be over after its upcoming sixth season.

The company did, however, address the allegations in a joint statement with Media Rights Capital, which produces the series.

Rapp said the encounter occurred after a party Spacey hosted at his NY apartment, where he said Spacey, then 26, found him watching TV alone at the end of the night when other guests had left, then carried him to a bed and lay down on top of him.

But after "deeply troubled" executives arrived in Baltimore, Maryland, where the show is filmed, for talks with the cast and crew, they announced production would be halted immediately.

Netflix is exploring a "House of Cards" spinoff as the show's final season nears amid controversy surrounding star Kevin Spacey.

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It makes sense then that his Emmy-nominated series House of Cards is in production limbo. He also spoke publicly for the first time about being gay.

The House of Cards actor has been accused by Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp of a sexual advance 30 years ago when Rapp was just 14-years-old.

Spacey responded by saying he doesn't remember the alleged encounter but if he acted the way Rapp alleges, "I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior".

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

"That said, I take reports of such behaviour seriously and this is no exception". He had never disclosed his sexuality before but said Rapp's story encouraged him to speak. He was due to receive it in NY next month. "But the seediness of using your coming out to deflect from a sexual assault allegation is something else entirely".

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