Original UK 'House Of Cards' Creator "Devastated" By Cancellation

Original UK 'House Of Cards' Creator

Original UK 'House Of Cards' Creator "Devastated" By Cancellation

Netflix said it was "deeply troubled" by the allegations, which were made by Star Trek: Discovery and Rent actor Anthony Rapp.

A clip of Seth MacFarlane joking about Kevin Spacey on a 2005 episode of Family Guy has resurfaced in the wake of the sexual misconduct allegations against the House of Cards actor. On Sunday, actor Anthony Rapp told BuzzFeed about an alleged encounter with Spacey at a party in 1986. Rapp claimed that Spacey found him and drunkenly put the teen on a bed to "seduce" him.

Rapp said he was in Spacey's bedroom watching TV when Spacey, apparently drunk, came in after all the other guests had left, and lay on top of him.

Netflix and the show's producer Media Rights Capital had already made a decision to end the series at the end of the current season but on Tuesday they chose to pause the production, which is filmed in Baltimore, "to give us time to review the current situation and to address any concerns of our cast and crew". 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 chose to end the series well before the allegation emerged.

"I'm beyond horrified to hear his story", Spacey wrote.

An Oscar victor for "The Usual Suspects" and "American Beauty", Spacey is best known lately for his role as the ruthless fictional president Frank Underwood in "House of Cards".

He went on to state: 'That said, I take reports of such behavior seriously and this is no exception.

Beau Willimon, the creator "House of Cards", released a statement Monday calling Rapp's story "deeply troubling". House of Cards centers on a conniving congressman played by Kevin Spacey who becomes President of the United States thanks to his devious plotting and criminal behavior.

It is the first of Spacey's projects now in production to be cancelled. "I feel for Mr. Rapp and I support his courage".

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