After allegations of sexual misconduct against Kevin Spacey, Netflix Inc. on Friday cuts ties with the Oscar-winning actor who is the lead in Netflix’ popular drama “House of Cards.”
Earlier, Netflix has already suspended production for the sixth and final season of House of Cards, in which Spacey plays his role as U.S. president Frank Underwood.
The streaming company said in a statement: “Netflix will not be involved with any further production of ‘House of Cards’ that includes Kevin Spacey.”
However, Spacey’s departure may not mean the end of the show. Media Rights Capital (MRC,) the producer of the show, said: “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.”
“MRC, in partnership with Netflix, will continue to evaluate a creative path forward for the program during the hiatus,” it added.
The Netflix said they will work with MRC to determine the show’s future.
Spacey apologized earlier to actor Anthony Rapp, who had accused him of sexual misconduct almost two decades ago when Rapp was just 14 years old. According to an article by CNN, eight former and current employees of “House of Cards,” (not identified,) also alleged sexual misconduct against Spacey.
As part of his apology to Rapp, Spacey announced he was gay in a Tweet:
— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) October 30, 2017
Meanwhile, Netflix will also not release the film “Gore,” which was in post-production and was produced by Spacey where he plays the late writer Gore Vidal.
Spacey’s publicist also cut ties with him on Thursday.