The fallout from allegations of sexual misconduct by “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey continues to pile up. As we reported previously, the actor apologized after being accused of making a sexual advance on fellow actor Anthony Rapp 31 years ago, when Rapp was 14 years old.
Now Netflix has canceled “House of Cards,” with the streaming service and producer Media Rights Capital issuing a joint statement today 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.”
Netflix also said it is pulling the plug on the series at the end of the upcoming sixth season. However, the AP reports that the decision to end the series was made several months ago, although it was just announced today.
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences also is taking action against Spacey, issuing a statement this afternoon saying: “The International Academy has announced today that in light of recent events it will not honor Kevin Spacey with the 2017 International Emmy Founders Award.”