Netflix has cancelled its hit series House of Cards a day after sexual misconduct allegations were made against the show’s star, Kevin Spacey.
The streaming service announced that it was “deeply troubled” by the allegations made by Star Trek actor Anthony Rapp, who claimed that Spacey had made “sexual advances” towards him back in 1986 when he was just 14-years-old.
In a statement released on Twitter, where the 58-year-old actor also came out as gay, Spacey said that he was “beyond horrified” to hear the story but did not remember the encounter. He also admitted that he owed Rapp a “sincere apology” for what he explained would have been “deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour”.
Netflix Cancels House of Cards Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims Against Kevin Spacey
Spacey plays ruthlessly corrupt American politician Frank Underwood in Netflix original House of Cards, which is currently being filmed for its sixth series. However, while Netflix has said that this will be the last due to the allegations made against the actor, several reports have suggested that the producers had decided to end the series well before the allegation emerged.
It was also announced that the 58-year-old actor, who was meant to be honoured by the International TV Academy with an Emmy Founders Award in November, will no longer receive his Emmy Award.