House of Cards cancelled after Spacey assault allegation

The Problem With Kevin Spacey Using Accusations of Sexual Harassment to Come Out

The Problem With Kevin Spacey Using Accusations of Sexual Harassment to Come Out

"House of Cards" will end its run on Netflix with its upcoming sixth season.

However, the decision to conclude the show was made several months ago, according to a person with knowledge of the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to discuss the decision.

Spacey posted on his Twitter account that he was "beyond horrified" by Rapp's revelation, which he claimed not to remember before apologising.

Spacey responded to the allegations with a statement on Twitter earlier today. The older actor invited the teenager over to his apartment for a party, and, at the end of the night, picked him up, placed him on his bed, and climbed on top of him, making a sexual advance.

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The Oscar-winning Spacey also used the occasion to announce publicly that chose now to "to live as a gay man", a move that drew harsh rebukes swiftly online and otherwise. That said, I take reports of such behaviour seriously and this is no exception.

Actress Rose McGowan, one of the first women to accuse Weinstein of sexual assault, has tweeted her reaction to Spacey's statement, writing: "Bye bye, Spacey goodbye, it's your turn to cry, that's why we've gotta say goodbye".

In what has been a career-defining and critically praised role, Spacey plays the manipulative and murderous now ex-President Francis Underwood in the Netflix series.

'During the time I worked with Kevin Spacey on House Of Cards, I neither witnessed nor was aware of any inappropriate behavior on set or off.

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He went on to say that Rapp's accusation "encouraged me to address other things about my life", and that "I know that there are stories out there about me".

Rapp accused the "American Beauty" star of trying to "seduce" him when he was just a teen in a bombshell interview with BuzzFeed that was published Sunday night.

Some on social media expressed anger at Spacey's conflation of an apology for sexual misconduct and a public acknowledgement of being gay.

In light of all of these sexual harassment and assault allegations, is there anything that you think networks and production companies will start doing, perhaps through background checks?

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For help, advice or more information regarding sexual assault and rape in the United Kingdom, visit the Rape Crisis charity website.

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