Netflix cuts ties with actor Kevin Spacey amid sexual assault allegations

Kevin Spacey in a scene from House Of Cards

Kevin Spacey has been fired from Netflix drama House Of Cards.

Among those who alleged sexual misconduct were a production assistant who claimed that he was once tasked with picking Spacey up from an offsite location to the House of Cards set.

That was followed by another man who described a creepy sexual incident with Spacey.

Spacey's then-publicist said the actor was "taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment" and that "no other information will be available at this time".

Th news comes after the 58-year-old actor was accused of sexually assaulting Anthony Rapp more than 30 years ago, while filming Star Trek: Discovery.

I was in a state of shock. When they were just minutes away from the set - and while the vehicle was still moving - the production assistant alleged that Spacey put his hands down the production assistant's trousers. The company "will not be involved with any further production of House of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey", and "will not be moving forward with the release" of Gore, a Gore Vidal biopic that starred and was produced by Spacey. We will continue to work with MRC [Media Rights Capital] during this hiatus time to evaluate our path forward as it relates to the show.

"A former camera assistant said that while he was never harassed by Spacey, the actor's inappropriate behaviour often took place in public".

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.

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".

Another man, Mexican actor Roberto Cavazos, shared a lengthy Facebook post that alleged that it was known within the acting community at the Old Vic Theater that Spacey preyed on young male actors.

It previously announced setting up an email address where "anyone" with concerns about "inappropriate behavior" by Spacey can come forward.

"Spacey responded to Rapp's initial allegations, saying that he didn't remember the encounter and offered an apology".

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