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Sexual Harassment: Netflix says it will no longer work with Kevin Spacey

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58-year-old actor Kevin Spacey and Netflix will no longer be working together, following allegations of sexual assault.

According to THR, in an official statement released by the company, they announced that they will not be involved in the production of the show as long as Kevin is included.

The statement read:

Netflix will not be involved with any further production of House of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey. We will continue to work with MRC during this hiatus time to evaluate our path forward as it relates to the show, We have also decided we will not be moving forward with the release of the film Gore, which was in post-production, starring and produced by Kevin Spacey.

Media Rights Capital also issued a statement soon after, confirming that Spacey has been suspended from the series.

While we continue the ongoing investigation into the serious allegations concerning Kevin Spacey’s behaviour 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.

10 Comments

  1. Avocado

    November 4, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Very Sad state of affairs!
    Allegations!!! whether proven or not, these companies can’t dump them fast enough!
    There goes another one.
    What’s done in the dark will come to light no matter how long it takes.

    • Silent majority

      November 4, 2017 at 4:06 pm

      Very true but when did allegations become fact?

      As humans we have seen staggering cases of abuse ; sexual , physical and mental but we have also seen cases of blatantly false accusations since time immemorial.

      The general rule of innocent till proven guilty has been obliterated in the recent gale of sexual harassment allegations and no one knows where it will end.

      We must never shame victims or blame them but we must also give protection to the accused.

      It is only fair.

  2. Ememobong

    November 4, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    If Kevin Spacey leaves the show, might as well cancel it. His character is the whole show and I don’t see any other actor successfully filling his shoes.

  3. LemmeRant

    November 4, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Lol just scrap the show.

  4. Weezy

    November 4, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    If Beau Willimon and co had been smart to end the show at Season 3, latest 4, they would not be in this mess. People would have even forgotten that Spacey was involved because he would have moved on to some other show.

    The original british House of Cards was four episodes. But nooo, American TV media houses don’t know how to end on a high note. It’s all about $$$ and not about story. By the end of that useless season 4, Underwood should have been impeached or in jail and his wife penniless. Instead they gave us some ridiculous ISIS plot and just kept prolonging the story int0 a season 5 and now 6. Story that the british finished in FOUR HOURS, Netflix turned into 65 hours – almost 3 days. That’s why I love british TV. They will give you one season (eg. The Five) and that is it. You will be looking back fondly at the experience. BTW, everybody watch The Five on Netflix.

  5. Weezy

    November 4, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    Correction – british did it in 12 hours.

  6. Ada_ugo

    November 4, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    abuse on any level is absolutely disgusting.
    with that said, this new turn of events is quite preposterous. Anybody can now wake up any day and say someone abused them X number of years ago, and brings the person’s reputation and career tumbling down. These allegations are unsubstantiated, and even the accused cannot remember the incident, but they pay for it anyway. By all means, if they are guilty, then fair enough. But it just looks like people are being punished without even getting a chance to defend themselves.
    And really, I am definitely not vouching for anybody, but how is it that people are coming out saying they were abused 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 years ago, and want the person to pay the price now? knowing fully well that it is near impossible to get evidence that dates that far back. This is not good.

    • Randommer

      November 5, 2017 at 1:29 am

      I agree with you in general but Spacey’s case is a bit different. He didn’t deny the allegation, he said he didn’t remember and if it happened he was drunk. Please and please o, at no time when I was in my twenties drunk or sober did I think it was ok to lie on top of a 14 year old child. So unfortunately, anyone reading that statement reads it as an admission of guilt. Especially now that the guy has even entered treatment for unspecified aliments.
      Furthermore, Netflix had to have known there were going to be more allegations because Spacey’s antics were an open secret. Gawker reported on it numerous times.
      If Spacey feels he was wrongly fired he has the means to sue.

    • anon

      November 5, 2017 at 1:48 am

      Ugh Nigerians forever caping for the assailants. He did not deny it, he accepted and apologised, and is currently seeking treatment. People rarely ever lie and rapists rarely ever get jail time. Did Brock Turner not get 3 months? Is R Kelly not roaming free after videotapes surfaced of him peeing on young girls ?The people who get judged and bullied are victims, yet so many Nigerians first reaction is to doubt. How many do you know have been destroyed or sacked for false rape allegations? Even Harvey Weinstein is roaming free.

  7. RichyGame

    November 5, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    My own be say, if Kevin is guilty which is likely for his ‘admission’ of the first reported case, it’s an issue of private ‘sin’ but this public consequence of cancelling the show without a thorough look at the allegations is saddening.

    I love HoC so much save for season 3 which I basically regard as a dismal spin off and not a part of the series… yeah, I know I’m a bit selfish as victims are dealing with trauma and I apologize for that. I watch only a handful of shows and this has hurt my entertainment, the little I get to have.

    But come, was this guy running around set abusing crew, Did I hear like 8 people have come forward? Kai, if true, dat tin na advanced disease o!

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