“Media Rights Capital and Netflix are deeply troubled by last night’s news concerning Kevin Spacey,” a joint statement from both companies released Monday read. “In response to last night’s revelations, executives from both of our companies arrived in Baltimore this afternoon to meet with our cast and crew to ensure that they continue to feel safe and supported. As previously scheduled, Kevin Spacey is not working on set at this time.”
This follows actor Anthony Rapp’s shocking interview with BuzzFeed News yesterday, accusing Spacey of trying to have sex with him when Rapp was only a 14 year old boy. Spacey invited him to his apartment and got him into bed – even climbing on top of him before Rapp could squirm away and escape. Rapp says he was compelled to come forward now in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein accusations. To his credit, Rapp is naming names and not simply making vague, blanket accusations against the whole of a corrupt Hollywood system. Unless predators are confronted and stopped, nothing will ever change.
Spacey responded with a statement, apologizing to Rapp but claiming to have no memory of the incident. He writes it off to “drunk behavior”. Needless to say, his statement was not received well.
The final season of “House of Cards” will be 13 episodes long and air in 2018.