THE “HOUSE OF CARDS” HAS FALLEN
AFTER SHOCKING REVEAL ABOUT KEVIN SPACEY, NETFLIX PULLS THE PLUG
Early morning on the 30th, Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp revealed that he had been sexually harassed and almost assaulted in 1986 by House of Cards star Kevin Spacey.
In light of the #metoo movement that spawned from accusations of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein, Rapp revealed an encounter he had with Spacey during a party at Spacey’s apartment in NYC. Spacey reportedly “picked me up and put me on his bed, climbing on top of me” (Rapp). Spacey was 26 at the time but Rapp was underage being 14 years old. Rapp added “I was aware that he was trying to get with me sexually”. He later praised the men and women (famous or not) who took to speaking out against their abusers and the traumatizing experiences they’ve endured.
Spacey countered a few hours later with an apology but also claiming that he barely remembered the incident due to being intoxicated. On top of the apology, Spacey outed himself as gay and proclaimed that he has been struggling with his secret for years. He also blamed his behavior towards Rapp at the time on being closeted and not knowing how to deal with it.
In light of this news, Netflix has decided to end the Spacey led hit show after its sixth season. The season is currently being filmed in Maryland, but will now have to undergo major rewrites to end the series properly. The fifth season left off with Spacey’s character Francis Underwood resigning from the Presidency in disgrace with Claire Underwood becoming the first female President.
Not only will House of Cards end but horror film Gore (also starring Spacey) will also be cut from Netflix’s upcoming line-up. Anthony Rapp reportedly had “no comment” after Spacey’s apology while everyone else quickly roasted Spacey for his lame explanation.