Netflix to end Cards amid Spacey claims

Kelly Massey
November 1, 2017

The final season of House of Cards-which sources tell Variety was meant to be the show's last-is now in production in Baltimore and Spacey is not on set.

Netflix announced Monday that the first-ever Netflix original TV show will be ending after Season 6.

Following an accusation that Kevin Spacey allegedly made sexual advances on a teen boy, Netflix pulled the plug on his hit show "House of Cards" and "deeply troubled" producers of the political thriller arrived on set to comfort cast mates.

Netflix, however, had already chose to end the show and was pursuing a spin-off. He wrote in a statement that he does "not remember the encounter", but apologized to Rapp "for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior". Spacey also said that while he has had romantic relationships with both men and women during his life, he now chooses to "live as a gay man".

The Academy said in a statement: "The International Academy has announced today that in light of recent events it will not honour Kevin Spacey with the 2017 International Emmy Founders Award".

"Media Rights Capital and Netflix have always set the highest standards in their work and I want to thank them unreservedly".

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"Coming out stories should not be used to deflect from allegations of sexual assault", said Sarah Kate Ellis, president of the pro-LGBT media monitor organization GLAAD.

Spacey, then aged 26, is alleged to have invited Rapp to his NY apartment for a party before picking him up and placing him on his bed when the party had finished.

The star of actor Kevin Spacey is pictured on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California.

"That said, I take reports of such behaviour seriously and this is no exception".

"House of Cards" has been made in the Baltimore area throughout its run, filming in locations such as the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, the Baltimore Museum of Art and The Baltimore Sun. He had never disclosed his sexuality before but said Rapp's story encouraged him to speak.

Other reports by Guamnewswatch

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