[Photo by: Netflix]
Netflix has shared a statement regarding the future of House Of Cards after its sixth season. In their joint statement, Media Rights Capital and Netflix share their concern over the allegations against Spacey, Buzzfeed has reported.
Their announcement comes one day after the series’ lead actor, Kevin Spacey, was accused of sexual misconduct by then teenage actor Anthony Rapp.
“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.”
Rapp made his public announcement yesterday, explaining that Spacey befriended Rapp while they were both on Broadway, “invited Rapp over to his apartment for a party, and, at the end of the night, picked Rapp up, placed him on his bed, and climbed on top of him, making a sexual advance.” At the time, Spacey was 26 and Rapp was 14.
Show creator Beau Willimon has shown his support for Rapp, applauding his courageous decision to speak out.
My statement regarding Anthony Rapp and Kevin Spacey: pic.twitter.com/8z6zotHWE5
— Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) October 30, 2017
Spacey has since shared a statement, saying: “I honestly do not remember the encounter.” He then publicly announced that he chooses “now to live as a gay man,” which has faced much backlash.
— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) October 30, 2017
Season 6 of House of Cards is expected to debut in mid-2018 on Netflix, Deadline reports.