Netflix has pulled the plug of its hit show “House of Cards” after its lead actor and executive producer, Kevin Spacey, was accused of sexually molesting a then 14-year-old, Anthony Rapp.
Netflix released a statement saying:
“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.”
Star Trek actor, Anthony Rapp, came forward late Sunday saying that a then 26-year-old Spacey, drunkenly put the teen on a bed to “seduce” him.
Spacey has since issued a statement, via Instagram, apologizing for his actions, but he also said that he does not remember the incident occurring. He also came out as gay, something many believe was a way to deflect from Rapp’s accusations.
The final 13-episode Season 6 of House of Cards is expected to debut in mid-2018 on Netflix.