Two weeks into filming, Home of Playing cards has suspended manufacturing on its sixth season, after actor Anthony Rapp accused the present’s star Kevin Spacey of constructing sexual advances towards him when he was 14 and Spacey was 26.
Netflix beforehand introduced that Season 6 of Home of Playing cards can be its final. Then in a joint assertion on Tuesday, the manufacturing studio Media Rights Capital, together with Netflix, stated filming can be suspended “till additional discover, to present us time to assessment the present scenario and to handle any issues of our solid and crew.”
In a BuzzFeed report revealed on Sunday, Rapp described an incident when he—then a teenage actor on Broadway—was invited to a celebration at Spacey’s Manhattan house and ended up alone with him on the finish of the evening:
“My reminiscence was that I believed, Oh, all people’s gone. Properly, yeah, I ought to most likely go residence,” Rapp stated. Spacey, he recalled, “kind of stood within the doorway, form of swaying. My impression when he got here within the room was that he was drunk.” Rapp doesn’t bear in mind Spacey saying something to him. As a substitute, Rapp stated, “He picked me up like a groom picks up the bride over the edge. However I don’t, like, squirm away initially, as a result of I’m like, ‘What’s occurring?’ After which he lays down on high of me.”
“He was attempting to seduce me,” Rapp stated. “I don’t know if I might have used that language. However I used to be conscious that he was attempting to get with me sexually.”
Rapp recalled this all taking place — Spacey showing on the door, coming into the room, choosing him up, and placing him on the mattress — in a single clumsy motion, with Spacey touchdown at a slight angle on high of him. He stated Spacey “was, like, urgent into me,” and that he remembers Spacey “tightening his arms.” However whereas he can’t recall precisely how lengthy Spacey remained on high of him, Rapp stated he was in a position to “squirm” away after a brief interval.
Spacey launched a statement in response to the Buzzfeed article on Monday, claiming he had no recollection of the incident, including, “But when I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken habits.” He then tried to distract from his alleged predatory habits by publicly popping out as homosexual for the primary time.