Saturday, 18 November, 2017

Here's how 'House of Cards' could get rid of Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey Scandal: Sony May Move 'All the Money in the World' Release (EXCLUSIVE) Here's how 'House of Cards' could get rid of Kevin Spacey
Edmund Wade | 07 November, 2017, 00:29

Netflix Inc severed ties on Friday with Kevin Spacey, one of its biggest stars and the lead in its popular drama "House of Cards", after a number of allegations of sexual misconduct against the Oscar-winning actor.

Spacey, 58, filed for rights to trademark "Presidential by Kevin Spacey", according to documents obtained by The Blast.

According to TheBlast.com, Spacey filed paperwork regarding the new venture on 24 October (17).

Meanwhile Netflix says it's working with producers of "House of Cards" to see if it's possible to keep the show going, even without Spacey around. They include a 48-year-old man who told NY magazine he had a sexual relationship with Spacey when he was 14 and Spacey was 24 and which ended after what he describes as an attempted rape.

Spacey was accused of sexually assaulting Rapp at his NY apartment 31 years ago, when the Star Trek: Discovery actor was just 14. "We will continue to work with MRC (production company Media Rights Capital) during this hiatus time to evaluate our path forward as it relates to the show". The production team has not yet disclosed a specific date as to when the show can resume its production, although Netflix is reportedly targeting post-Thanksgiving season to wrap up the shoot. Spacey quickly apologized for his drunken behavior via Twitter, but insisted he had no recollection of the incident.

Spacey said he would go for unspecified "treatment" for the pattern of abusive behaviour, and also came out of the closet as gay. And it's coming from the son of another actor, Richard Dreyfus.

On Thursday, Spacey was dropped by his agent at CAA.

Netflix had also previously announced that "House of Cards" will end with its upcoming season.

"House of Cards" debuted on Netflix in February of 2013 and immediately put the streaming service on the prime time map.

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