Following the allegations of sexual assault that actor Anthony Rapp made against Kevin Spacey last week, which referred back to an incident when Rapp was just 14, Netflix has cut all future ties with Spacey.
The Oscar winner was set to star in the sixth season of Netflix’s House of Cards, for which he’s been nominated for a Best Actor Emmy each season thus far.
“Netflix will not be involved with any further production of House of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey,” Netflix said in a statement. “We will continue to work with MRC (production company Media Rights Capital) during this hiatus time to evaluate our path forward as it relates to the show.”
Rumors circulate that, according to Variety, a possible sixth season of House of Cards would see Spacey’s character killed off, or else that the series would become a spinoff focusing on a different side character.
New accusations reported by CNN detail eight House of Cards employees’ claims of sexual harrassment from Spacey, and one of those of sexual assault.
Spacey’s upcoming Gore Vidal biopic, Gore, which he was set to produce and star in, has also been scrapped by Netflix.