New Spacey accusations fly as Netflix suspends 'House of Cards'

Henrietta Brewer
November 1, 2017

The production of "House of Cards" Season 6 has been put on an indefinite halt after Kevin Spacey's sexual allegations surfaced. I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life and I choose now to live as a gay man. Weinstein has denied having non-consensual sex with anyone. "Sexual harassment can no longer be tolerated in our industry or within the ranks of producers guild membership".

Anthony Rapp, 46, claimed on Sunday that at the age of 14 he was invited to a party hosted by Spacey who later assaulted him in a bedroom. Rapp, then 14, was able to get away without any physical harm.

Spacey responded by saying he doesn't remember the alleged encounter but if he acted the way Rapp alleges, "I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior". "As those closes to me know, in my life, I have had relationships with both men and women".

Mexican actor Robert Cavazos claimed he was one of a number of younger men who had encountered the 58-year-old star at the bar of London's Old Vic theatre - where he was artistic director from 2004 to 2015 - and had unwanted advances made, while he also alleged the actor was infamous for throwing champagne picnics on stage for those he was interested in.

When reached by CNN, a spokesperson for the SAG-AFTRA, a labor union which represents actors and performers, would not comment on Spacey, an 11-time SAG Award nominee and four-time recipient.

In statement to Deadline, the theater expressed "deep dismay" at sexual assault allegations against Spacey. He also spoke publicly for the first time about being gay, which draw backlash from some observers as an attempt at deflection.

"Desi came out before a studio taping and said, 'The only thing red about Lucy is her hair, and even that's not real, '" using humor to effectively defuse the situation, Brooks said.

Exactly how Hollywood organizations will react to the allegations against Spacey remains unclear.

"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.

Former "House of Cards" showrunner Beau Willimon, who also serves as the president of the Writers Guild of America, East, called Rapp's story "deeply troubling".

A short clip from the animated show Family Guy, in which a character seemingly insinuates that Kevin Spacey has dark secrets, is going viral. In fact, Netflix is now filming the sixth season which will be released in 2018 and that's going to be the end of this show.

"For general guidance, we take our members' privacy very seriously and our policies don't permit any disclosure of information regarding who is or is not a member, or information about an individual's activity with the organization", the spokesperson said.

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