Netflix ending 'House of Cards,' says 'troubled' by Spacey allegation

Netflix ending 'House of Cards,' says 'troubled' by Spacey allegation

Netflix ending 'House of Cards,' says 'troubled' by Spacey allegation

Netflix is now in production on a sixth and final season of House of Cards, the landmark drama that signaled its aggressive push into original programming.

Netflix is ending "House of Cards" after the upcoming sixth season.

Multiple sources tell TVLine, which first reported the news, that the decision to wrap up the series was made months ago and not in response to the controversy surrounding its Golden Globe-winning star.

On Sunday, BuzzFeed published an interview with Rapp, who's now starring in "Star Trek: Discovery", in which he said that Spacey made a sexual advance on him when he was just 14 in 1986. He also used the statement to come out as gay.

Alongside Spacey, House Of Cards stars Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Mahershala Ali and Joel Kinnaman.

"Willimon said in a statement to People that he had no knowledge of Spacey acting inappropriately during the four seasons Willimon worked on House of Cards".

Spacey was not at work on the set as previously scheduled.


"I came forward with my story, standing on the shoulders of the many courageous women and men who have been speaking out to shine a light and hopefully make a difference, as they have done for me", he wrote on Twitter. "Nope. There's no amount of drunk or closeted that excuses or explains away assaulting a 14-year-old child".

Spacey has been criticized for his response on social media by celebrities and LGBTQ activists and organizations, including GLAAD.

Rapp told BuzzFeed that Spacey picked him up and laid down on top of him on a bed in Spacey's Manhattan apartment when Rapp was attending a party there in 1986. He has denied the allegations of sexual assault.

In a statement issued late Sunday via Twitter, Spacey said he couldn't remember the incident but added that if it happened the way described, he owes Rapp an apology "for what would have been deeply inappropriate behavior". Rapp shared the story with Buzzfeed on Sunday.

"I want to deal with this honestly and openly", he said, "and that starts with me examining my own behavior".

He claims he managed to wrangle away from the actor and went home but after recent allegations about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, he chose to speak out.

Confirmation of the drama's conclusion comes as its lead actor and executive producer Kevin Spacey, who plays ruthless politician Frank Underwood, is caught up allegations of sexual impropriety. I feel for Mr. Rapp and I support his courage.

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