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‘House of Cards’ cancelled as fallout continues for Spacey

By in Press Enterprise on October 30, 2017

By The Associated Press

By MARK KENNEDY

NEW YORK — The fallout from Kevin Spacey’s response to being accused of alleged sexual assault continued Monday, with the two-time Oscar winner being harshly criticized on social media, the plug pulled on his hit show “House of Cards” and “deeply troubled” producers of the political thriller arriving on set to comfort cast mates.

In this Sept. 19, 2017 file photo, Anthony Rapp, cast member in “Star Trek: Discovery,” poses at the premiere of the new television series in Los Angeles. Spacey says he is “beyond horrified” by allegations that he made sexual advances on Rapp when he was a teen boy in 1986. Spacey posted on Twitter that he does not remember the encounter but apologizes for the behavior. Rapp tells BuzzFeed that he was 14 when he attended a party at Spacey’s apartment. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Executives from Netflix and the show’s producer, Media Rights Capital, said they arrived in Baltimore, where the show is shot, on Monday afternoon to make sure actors and crew “continue to feel safe and supported.” Spacey was not scheduled to be on set on Monday.

Though the decision to end the series was announced on Monday, the decision to pull the plug on the series was made several months ago, according to a person with knowledge of the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the decision.

Spacey is the latest Hollywood man to be named in widening allegations of sexual harassment and abuse in entertainment, media and other industries. The avalanche of allegations began earlier this month after the New York Times published a story alleging that producer Harvey Weinstein had sexually harassed numerous women.

On Monday, NBC fired political journalist Mark Halperin after multiple allegations of sexual harassment, and The New Republic said it […]    

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