Netflix is officially cutting all ties with actor Kevin Spacey amid allegations of sexual harassment made against the actor, the streaming service announced late Friday night.
The streaming service revealed they will be ‘re-evlauting’ the future of House of Cards without the actor and will no longer be releasing Gore, a new movie in post production starring Spacey.
“Netflix will not be involved with any further production of House of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey. We will continue to work with MRC during this hiatus time to evaluate our path forward as it relates to the show,” a spokesperson for the streamer said in a statement Friday. “We have also decided we will not be moving forward with the release of the film Gore, which was in post-production, starring and produced by Kevin Spacey.”
Shortly after Netflix released their statement, Media Rights Capital Company released a statement of their own. The company confirmed Spacey has been suspended from the House Of Cards effective immediately.
“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,” the statement read. “MRC, in partnership with Netflix, will continue to evaluate a creative path forward for the program during the hiatus.”
The decision to sever ties with Spacey comes just five days after Netflix announced House of Cards would end after its upcoming sixth season. It was on October 29 where an interview was published stating actor Anthony Rapp said a then 26-year-old Spacey allegedly sexually harassed him. Spacey released a statement after, saying he did not remember the incident, but “sincerely apologized.”
Allegations continue to mount against Spacey, including from the staff of House of Cards. An assistant told CNN that the actor put his hands down the assistant’s pants without his consent and later touching him inappropriately for a second time.
House of Cards returns to Netflix for its final sixth season in 2018.