Kevin Spacey turned the House of Cards set into a sexual playground where young male production assistants were his favorite toys, according to an explosive CNN report posted earlier tonight.
The odds of House of Cards returning to production are almost non-existent following the report that eight employees on the series set have confirmed Spacey created a toxic work environment by harassing young men.
A former employee told CNN that Spacey sexually assaulted him.
The allegations appear to sound the death knell for resumption of the production of the sixth season of the Netflix drama, which starred Spacey as President Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as Claire Underwood.
Talks of a spinoff with Wright continuing in her role have reportedly been discussed.
The latest allegations against Spacey continue a downward spiral for the Academy Award-winning actor that began with Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp’s revelation that Spacey attempted to sexually assault him in 1986 when Rapp was only 14-years-old.
Spacey, who was 26 at the time of the encounter, apologized to the actor, but said he did not remember the incident and that he must have been drinking at the time. Though he described what Rapp said he did as “deeply inappropriate drunken behavior,” Spacey came under criticism for not acknowledging either the sexual assault, or the fact that Rapp was underage.
The criticism increased when the actor, who has always dodged questions about his sexual preference, chose that time to come out as gay. Spacey’s publicist announced the actor was seeking treatment for his problem, though it was never specified what his problem was.
Since then, a second accuser came forward and said he was a teenager when he had a relationship with Spacey that ended when the actor attempted to rape him.
When the Spacey accusations first surfaced, it was announced that House of Cards would not continue after its sixth season, then came the decision to halt production, but accusations against Spacey continued to add up.
Today’s CNN investigative report made it clear that House of Cards was no picnic for young men who worked on the production staff. The production assistant who accused Spacey of sexual assault said he was assigned to pick up the actor for a shoot and Spacey put his hands down the assistant’s pants. The rest of the incident was not described in the CNN report so that the man could not be identified.
It was announced today that Spacey has been dropped by his publicist and talent agency.
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