House of Cards cancelled after Spacey assault allegation

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Anthony Rapp

In the wake of Rapp's allegations, the USA entertainment press reported that Netflix would not renew "House of Cards" - a flagship production that put the subscription platform on the map - beyond season six due to air in 2018.

In announcing the series' end after six seasons, Netflix has avoided pressure to either cancel House of Cards or have Spacey fired. House of Cards creator Beau Willimon called the Buzzfeed report 'deeply troubling, ' while others including actor Zachary Quinto, expressing disappointment in how Spacey, a notoriously private actor, chose to finally come out as openly gay.

On Sunday, BuzzFeed published an interview with Rapp, who's now starring in "Star Trek: Discovery", in which he said that Spacey made a sexual advance on him when he was just 14 in 1986. In the same statement, Spacey came out as a gay man, a move that has also drawn criticism.

Kevin Spacey in a scene from "House of Cards,"which will end its run after its upcoming sixth season".

Former "House of Cards" showrunner Beau Willimon says he never saw inappropriate behavior by Spacey but called Rapp's allegation "deeply troubling".

Kevin Spacey hit on a 14 year old Anthony Rapp when he was in his mid-20s, apparently pretty aggressively.

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"Coming out stories should not be used to deflect from allegations of sexual assault", GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis wrote on Twitter Monday.

House of Cards has been nominated for 46 Emmys (including Outstanding Drama Series for five years in a row), winning seven times.

Rapp told BuzzFeed that Spacey picked him up and laid down on top of him on a bed in Spacey's Manhattan apartment when Rapp was attending a party there in 1986.

Hollywood and some top USA companies have been rocked in recent weeks by allegations from scores of women that executives had sexually harassed or assaulted them. "I was aware that he was trying to get with me sexually".

Spacey responded only a few hours after the BuzzFeed report was published.

The investigation comes amid an avalanche of sexual harassment allegations against men in Hollywood, media and other industries. I feel for Mr. Rapp and I support his courage. It seems the future of that film is probably in question as well but I don't know how far along it is.

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