Netflix has determined to cease manufacturing on the upcoming sixth season of Home of Playing cards in mild of the current sexual abuse allegations actor Anthony Rapp made in opposition to sequence star Kevin Spacey. Deadline reports that the streaming service, and its manufacturing accomplice, Media Rights Capital, knowledgeable the solid and crew this morning in Maryland, the place manufacturing had already begun.
“MRC and Netflix have determined to droop manufacturing on Home of Playing cards season six, till additional discover, to present us time to evaluation the present state of affairs and to handle any issues of our solid and crew,” the businesses stated in an announcement.
On Sunday, October 29th, BuzzFeed News published an interview with Rapp, who alleged that Spacey had made an undesirable sexual advance on Rapp at a celebration when the youthful actor was solely 14. Spacey responded that evening on Twitter, claiming he had no recollection of the incident, whereas nonetheless apologizing for what he characterised as “inappropriate drunken conduct.” Nonetheless, Spacey additionally took the chance on the time to come back out as a homosexual man, in what appeared to be an ugly attempt to deflect attention from Rapp’s accusations — whereas additionally reinforcing harmful stereotypes that conflate pedophilia with being homosexual.