Kevin Spacey in a scene from"House of Cards"which will end its run after its upcoming sixth season
02 Novembre, 2017, 01:03
On Oct. 29, actor Anthony Rappcame forward with allegations that Kevin Spacey sexually harassed him when he was 14 years old, and Spacey was 26. That decision was apparently made months ago, and was not in response to the Spaceyallegations. But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior, and I am sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years.
Spacey said in a post on Twitter he does not remember the alleged incident and also announced that he is living "as a gay man" in the same message.
In the joint statement, the executives say they travelled to the set to ensure that the cast and crew feel "safe and supported". Company executives said Spacey is not working on the set at this time.
According to Rapp, the House of Cards star, who was drunk at the time, picked him up and laid him out on the bed, pressing himself on top of the fourteen-year-old until Rapp was able to "squirm his way out". The political drama, which also stars Robin Wright, has helped the streaming service's ambitions to become a Hollywood heavyweight.
"House of Cards" is now shooting what will be the final season, and some have speculated that the show was ripe for cancellation regardless of the reports of Spacey's alleged 1986 conduct. As always, watch this space for more.
Production has already begun on the sixth season, and it is still slated to air as usual in 2018. I've escaped from Kevin Spacey's basement!
The show's creator Beau Willimon also weighed in on the latest sex scandal to rock Hollywood, saying: "Anthony Rapp's story is deeply troubling".
Rose McGowan added: "Bye bye, Spacey goodbye, it's your turn to cry, that's why we've gotta say goodbye". I am beyond horrified to hear his story.