Kevin Spacey dumped from ‘House of Cards’ as new sexual harassment allegations surface
Netflix severed ties with Kevin Spacey on Friday, saying it will not be involved in any production of House of Cards if the actor, who faces allegations of sexual misconduct, continues to appear in the show.
Netflix suspended production of the upcoming sixth and final season of House of Cards, in which the Oscar-winning Spacey plays US president Frank Underwood, earlier this week.
“Netflix will not be involved with any further production of House of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey,” the company said in a statement.
The suspension was reported earlier by Hollywood trade publication Variety.
After the Netflix statement came out, the trade magazine reported that Spacey has been suspended from the political drama.
Spacey apologized last weekend to actor Anthony Rapp, who had accused him of trying to seduce him in 1986 when Rapp was 14. CNN reported on Thursday that eight current and former employees of House of Cards, who were not identified, alleged sexual misconduct against Spacey.
On Friday, three more accusers, including a journalist in London, have come forward alleging sexual harassment from Spacey.