– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Netflix has canceled House of Cards on the heels of sexual advance claims, Deadline reports. The show will no longer run after this coming sixth season.

Here’s the reason behind it all.

Earlier this month saw numerous women accuse Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment. Former child star Corey Feldman has also taken this opportunity to speak out against pedophilia in the business, and most recently, Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp accused House of Cards star Kevin Spacey of making sexual advances on him when he was 14 years old (Spacey would have been around 26 at the time.

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According to Rapp, he attended a party at Spacey’s house, and as the only nonadult there, he wandered into a bedroom and watched TV. After midnight, he saw Spacey standing in the doorway. Here’s what Rapp told Buzzfeed:

“My memory was that I thought, ‘Oh, everybody’s gone. Well, yeah, I should probably go home.’ [Spacey] sort of stood in the doorway, kind of swaying. My impression when he came in the room was that he was drunk. He picked me up like a groom picks up the bride over the threshold. But I don’t, like, squirm away initially, because I’m like, ‘What’s going on?’ And then he lays down on top of me. He was trying to seduce me. I don’t know if I would have used that language. But I was aware that he was trying to get with me sexually.”

“I was like, ‘What is happening?’ I saw on the counter next to the sink a picture of him having his arm around a man. So I think on some level I was like, Oh. He’s gay. I guess. Then I opened the door, and I was like, ‘OK, I’m going to go home now.’ He followed me to the front door of the apartment, and as I opened the door to leave, he was leaning on the front door[frame]. And he was like, ‘Are you sure you wanna go?’ I said, ‘Yes, good night,’ and then I did leave.”

On the heels of the Buzzfeed News piece, Spacey took to Twitter to both apologize and come out as a gay man (many have since accused him of trying to change the conversation).

Regardless, Netflix doesn’t seem to be taking any chances, and is now ending their show — probably a good move on their part. This is yet another indication that there are some real shifts in the tectonic plates in Hollywood. We don’t expect this to be the end. There will undoubtedly be plenty of others who start speaking out as well as some of the big titans in the business begin to fall.

What do you think of all this? Was this a good move from Netflix? Let us know down below!

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SOURCE: Buzzfeed, Kevin Spacey, Deadline

  • DerekNola

    would a joke trying to hide by coming out as gay.. please cut the crap spacey and own your own shit and dont tarnish the rest of this communityv

    • TheOct8pus

      I could have sworn he came out like 10 years ago….or maybe it’s just been rumored for years… anyway…we all knew….

      • Lenin1959

        Did he actually date Cruise and Travolta?

        • Kindofabigdeal

          No, his Thetan levels weren’t high enough.

          • Lenin1959

            All I understand is… He was not high enough?!

  • TheOct8pus

    Nice going, Spacey!

    But seriously, House of Cards needed to end 2 seasons ago…. so at least a good thing came out of this…

    • AmiRami

      Seriously. Just wrap it up, throw the Underwoods in jail and call it a day already.

      • Smerdyakov

        Or he gets away with it all and becomes a lobbyist.

        • AmiRami

          Welll. that would def be an unexpected ending.

          • Smerdyakov

            That’s pretty much what happens in the British version.

          • AmiRami

            ahhh ok.

  • Duck O’Death

    It was already decided Season 6 was to be the last season.

  • Victor Roa

    The rumors of Spacey being gay have been around since 1997. He was never good about hiding it, most of us who did know were mostly like “meh I don’t care if he is.” But man he just sunk a 100 million dollar top tier show on a up and coming platform. This is how bad this whole toxic behavior is.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.