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Netflix Pulls the Plug on House of Cards Following Spacey’s Sexual Assault Allegations

Netflix is dealing with the fallout of sexual assault allegations this week after House of Cards leading man Kevin Spacey was accused of sexually assaulting a minor.

On Sunday, Buzzfeed reported allegations from actor Anthony Rapp that Spacey made a sexual advance at him in the 1980s when Rapp was 14 and Spacey was 26. Spacey apologized, saying he didn’t remember the incident, had been drunk, and then came out as gay. His response caused widespread criticism as people accused Spacey of using his coming out as a way to draw attention away from the accusations.

Following the allegations, Netflix decided to pull the plug on House of Cards, announcing the upcoming sixth season will be the show’s last. Netflix released a statement Monday saying they were deeply troubled by the news.

 

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