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Netflix Suspends Production on House of Cards 'Indefinitely' After Kevin Spacey Allegations

Netflix Suspends Production on House of Cards 'Indefinitely' After Kevin Spacey Allegations

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'House of Cards'

The star of the series has been accused of making a sexual advance towards a 14-year-old.

Less than a day after announcing that House of Cards would end after the upcoming sixth season, Netflix has suspended production on the new season indefinitely. The news comes in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against Kevin Spacey by Star Trek actor Anthony Rapp.

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As you've no doubt heard by now, when Spacey was 26, he allegedly tried to make a sexual advance at Rapp when he was only 14-years-old. In response to the allegation, Spacey (and what may be the world's worst PR team) decided to go the route of saying that while he didn't remember trying to seduce a 14-year-old child, if he did do it, it was because he was drunk--oh, and he's gay. The reaction to that particular "apology" statement from Spacey was met with widespread scorn by Hollywood, with many rightly calling out his conflation of being gay (which he called a choice) with pedophilia.

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It makes sense then that his Emmy-nominated series House of Cards is in production limbo. While we applauded the series being cancelled, Netflix still planned to finish filming the final season--whether that still happens is unknown.

Executives from Netflix and the production company, MRC, flew to Baltimore yesterday where the show is in production to "meet with [the] cast and crew to ensure that they continue to feel safe and supported."

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In a joint statement to Deadline, they said: "MRC and Netflix have decided to suspend production on House of Cards season six, until further notice, to give us time to review the current situation and to address any concerns of our cast and crew."

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