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Kevin Spacey officially suspended from ‘House of Cards’ by Netflix which also cancels his movie ‘Gore’

It just keeps getting worse for the now openly gay Kevin Spacey. Netflix has suspended the two-time Oscar winner from House of Cards – the first legal step necessary before termination. Netflix has also canceled the Gore Vidal biopic, Gore, which was set to star the two-time Oscar-winning actor. Variety reports: “Netflix will not be involved with any further production of House of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey,” a spokesman for Netflix said in a statement. “We will continue to work with MRC during this hiatus time to evaluate our path forward as it relates to the show.”

“While we continue the ongoing investigation into the serious allegations concerning Kevin Spacey’s behavior on the set of ‘House of Cards,’ he has been suspended, effective immediately,” MRC said in a statement. “MRC, in partnership with Netflix, will continue to evaluate a creative path forward for the program during the hiatus.”

Production on the sixth season of House of Cards was suspended Tuesday following a Buzzfeed report that accused Spacey of assaulting actor Anthony Rapp in 1986 when the Star Trek: Discovery actor was 14 years old.

On Thursday, Spacey was dropped by CAA and his longtime publicist, Staci Wolfe. On Friday, Scotland Yard opened an investigation into the veteran actor in response to an allegation that he sexually assaulted a male thesp in London.

As Variety exclusively reported, Netflix is mulling a “House of Cards” spinoff in an attempt to save its flagship series.

Media Rights Capitol, producer of the series, said it would “continue to evaluate a creative path forward for the program during the hiatus.”

Spacey, who is also an executive producer on “House of Cards,” is currently seeking “self-evaluation and treatment” as claims of sexual misconduct pile up.

His portrayal of Francis Underwood, a political assassin-of-sorts on “House of Cards,” earned him five Emmy nominations for Best Actor and a Golden Globes win.

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3 Remarks

  1. I don’t know where Anthony Rapp found his courage, but I’m so grateful to him for sharing publicly what was done to him. He opened the doors for so many other victims who have had to live with this kind of abuse. I’m hoping that with the immediate retribution that evil abusers like Weinstein and Spacey have faced, this will encourage other victims to speak up and shine the light on this prevalent ugliness. This kind of behavior cannot be tolerated, ever.

  2. Things should be worse for Kevin Spacey as there are far too many allegations against him to be ignored. Gay men shouldn’t get away with this type of behavior any less than straight men. I’m glad women and men are coming forward and speaking out against the sexual predators. It’s been long overdue.

    On the gay end there’s Kevin Spacey, Tyler Grasham,and now top Hollywood agent Adam Venit that are exposed for what they are. I’m glad they’re all getting suspended/fired. No one, gay, bi or straight should be the victim of unwanted sexual advances, assault or rape. And no one under the age of 18 should be victimized by an adult. In the eyes of the law, there is no such thing as consensual sex between a minor and an adult.

    One disconcerting thing I found during this whole thing was reading the comments on other online magazine’s comments sections from gay male readers who are dismissive of this kind of behavior saying it’s normal and acceptable in the gay community while insinuating the “victims” are uptight or crybabies and should get over it. That it’s no big deal. I don’t believe that’s the mentality of most gay men in the community, but there are obviously some gay men who think it’s excusable to fuck minors or it’s okay to grab another man’s genitals without permission. I’ll call it for what it is. Sexual predatory behavior.

    Good for the first group of brave women who spoke out and for the men who have spoken out later.

    Anyway, I’ll get off my soapbox, but I had to share my two cents.

  3. Reply to K. Martinez: The kind of people who “dismissive of this kind of behavior saying it’s normal and acceptable in the gay community” are the same people who are either perpetuating this behavior or have been victims of this kind of abuse and feel like if they could “get over it” everyone should. Either reaction is toxic, and thank you for calling them out. I had a friend who was traumatized because someone grabbed his dick in a bar, felt him up, then professed disinterest and walked away. That is not the behavior of a normal person, straight or gay. That is the behavior of a fucked up individual who uses intimidation and manipulation to make himself feel better. It should not have to be said that normal people do not bully other people for sex, normal people do not grab other people inapropriately, normal people do not make other people feel dirty or shamed or belittled.

    Maybe you should avoid those other online magazines, because it sounds to me like the commenters there are anything but normal human beings.

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