Tuesday, 21 November, 2017

Spacey Sexual Assault Allegations Cost Him Emmy

Political drama series “House of cards” ends as lead actor Spacey, battles sexual harassment allegation Kevin Spacey's Emmy honour rescinded following sexual assault claim
Wallace Pearson | 01 November, 2017, 00:55

A day after announcing that Kevin Spacey's "House of Cards' will end after its upcoming sixth season, producers revealed they have shut down production for the time being".

The 13-episode Season 6 of "House of Cards" is expected to debut in mid-2018 on Netflix.

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. Students also had access to a 47-page downloadable workbook and select members had the opportunity to have Spacey critique their performances in videos uploaded to the site.

Now, the International TV Academy has announced that "in light of recent events" it will not honour the 58-year-old actor with the 2017 International Emmy Founders Award next month. "He was trying to seduce me", the Star Trek: Discovery actor, now 46, claimed to BuzzFeed News in an interview published on Sunday, October 29.

"Coming out stories should not be used to deflect from allegations of sexual assault", said Sarah Kate Ellis, president of the pro-LGBT media monitor organization GLAAD.

Earlier today, sources reported that the streaming service is considering multiple spinoff options of the long-running drama series, with one possibly centering on Michael Kelly's Doug Stamper character.

"Media Rights Capital and Netflix have always set the highest standards in their work and I want to thank them unreservedly".

"During the time I worked with Kevin Spacey on 'House of Cards, ' I neither witnessed nor was aware of any inappropriate behavior on set or off", he said.

"I honestly do not remember the encounter, it would have been over 30 years ago", Spacey stated.

"That said, I take reports of such behaviour seriously and this is no exception".

He went on to say that Rapp's accusation "encouraged me to address other things about my life", and that "I know that there are stories out there about me".

"House of Cards" is a five-time Emmy nominee for outstanding drama.

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