Netflix is reportedly pulling the plug on House of Cards following allegations that the show's star Kevin Spacey sexually assaulted Star Trek: Discovery star Anthony Rapp during a party in the mid 1980's. Rapp was only 14-years-old at the time. Deadline is also reporting that another project starring Spacey is on the chopping block.
Netflix and Media Rights Capital released a joint statement on the allegations:
“Media Rights Capital and Netflix are deeply troubled by last night’s news concerning Kevin Spacey. In response to last night’s revelations, executives from both of our companies arrived in Baltimore this afternoon to meet with our cast and crew to ensure that they continue to feel safe and supported. As previously scheduled, Kevin Spacey is not working on set at this time.”
Spacey was criticized for his apology after Rapp claimed the actor drunkenly tried to seduce him during a party in New York City in 1986. Spacey posted a statement on Twitter, saying he does not remember the incident and he was "beyond horrified to hear his story." He then admitted what many in Hollywood already suspected, that he is gay. People were not happy that he tried to make the apology about himself and by admitting he is gay made the story about him instead of Rapp.
Season 6 of House of Cards will still be released in mid-2018 on Netflix.