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Published: Tue, October 31, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Netflix To End 'House Of Cards' After Troubling Harassment Claims

Netflix To End 'House Of Cards' After Troubling Harassment Claims

Netflix says its political drama "House of Cards" will end after its upcoming sixth season.

Following recent allegations made against Kevin Spacey by fellow actor Anthony Rapp, George Takei is making a clear distinction about those who harass or assault others. In the same statement, Spacey came out as a gay man, a move that has also drawn criticism.

Netflix did issue a joint statement with Media Rights Capital (the independent production company behind House of Cards) regarding Rapp's claims. For as many hit shows as Netflix has had, House of Cards remains something of a cornerstone program for the streaming giant.

In a company memo shared Monday with The Associated Press, the magazine promised an "immediate, independent" investigation of Hamilton Fish.

Former Boston television news anchor Heather Unruh wrote on October 13 that she was a Spacey fan "until he assaulted a loved one", whom she did not name. He was dropped from the masthead of The Atlantic, where he had been a contributing editor, and a planned journal he was to launch through the non-profit Emerson Collective was cancelled.

Spacey has been criticized for his decision to come out as gay while addressing Rapp's allegation against him.

Kevin Spacey is facing a Hollywood backlash after being accused of historical sex advances towards a 14-year-old boy.

'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.

A number of celebrities on Twitter said it seemed like Spacey was trying to distract people from talking about his alleged sexual misconduct by coming out. Actor Zachary Quinto called it a "calculated manipulation".

In an interview with BuzzFeed, actor Anthony Rapp said Spacey befriended him while they both performed on Broadway shows. He then went on to come out as gay.

Spacey, who is now 58, spoke publicly about his sexual orientation for the first time Sunday on Twitter.

In the same statement, Spacey revealed he is gay.

But the Hollywood star has been blasted by some on social media for using the announcement about his sexuality to "deflect" the allegations. "For Anthony Rapp, he has had to live with the memory of this experience of decades ago".

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The network, which had initially suspended Halperin last week, confirmed the firing on Monday.

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