House of Cards is ending after Kevin Spacey's underage sexual harassment allegations
Netflix has announced that House of Cards, Kevin Spacey's hit political drama, will no longer be produced after its next season airs. The sixth season was expected to the the last before these allegations surfaced. Less than a full day after Spacey was accused and apologized for allegedly climbing on top of a 14-year-old and sexually harassing him, the streaming service is taking no chances.
Season 6 of House of Cards is set to air in 2018, and after that, no further seasons will be made. The show will end for certain, without speculation of a Season 7, as Netflix seems to not want to associate with Kevin Spacey.
Media Rights Capital, which produces the show for Netflix, said:
"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."
Spacey said in his apology:
"I have a lot of respect and admiration for Anthony Rapp as an actor. I’m beyond horrified to hear his story. I honestly do not remember the encounter, it would have been over 30 years ago. But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate, drunken behavior, and I am sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years."
Many found Spacey's apology unconvincing, as he went on to come out as gay, leading many to critique him for hiding behind his sexual identity to cover his potentially criminal actions.