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Netflix has cancelled House of Cards


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Netflix have announced the cancellation of US political drama House of Cards, with next year’s sixth season set to be its last.

The announcement comes in the midst of allegations that the show’s star, Kevin Spacey, attempted to sexually assault a teen actor.

Both Spacey and

Anthony Rapp, currently appearing in Star Trek: Discovery, came out with the revelations at the weekend in a Buzzfeed article, prompted by the news surrounding Harvey Weinstein and sexual abuse in Hollywood, as well as the #MeToo movement on social media. 

Rapp were in a Broadway show together in 1986, with Rapp describing unwanted sexual advances at a party one evening.

While some reports argue that the cancellation of House of Cards was a decision made months ago, the timing of the announcement suggests Netflix cutting all ties with the star, a move that has been commended.

Spacey issued a statement apologising for his actions, despite being unable to remember what happened, but also within his statement came out as a gay man, which has prompted criticism from the LGBTQ+ community for conflating homosexuality with being a sexual predator.

It is unclear if other projects involving Spacey will also be cancelled.

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