Netflix has responded to current allegations that Kevin Spacey – who stars within the streaming service’s political drama Home of Playing cards – made an undesirable sexual advance towards actor Anthony Rapp in 1986.
“Media Rights Capital and Netflix are deeply troubled by final night time’s information regarding Kevin Spacey,” Netflix and Media Rights Capital advised Us Weekly in an announcement on Monday, October 30. “In response to final night time’s revelations, executives from each of our corporations arrived in Baltimore this afternoon to fulfill with our solid and crew to make sure that they proceed to really feel protected and supported. As beforehand scheduled, Kevin Spacey just isn’t engaged on set right now.”
The sixth season would be the sequence’ final, Deadline reported on Monday, October 30, including that manufacturing of the ultimate season started earlier this month.
Rapp, 46, claimed in an interview with BuzzFeed Information revealed on Sunday, October 29, that Spacey, 58, invited him to his condominium in New York Metropolis for a celebration in 1986, after they had been each starring in separate Broadway exhibits. Rapp, who was 14 on the time, alleged that Spacey, then 26, laid “down on high” of him in a bed room and “was making an attempt to get with me sexually.”
The 2-time Oscar winner responded to the allegations quickly after with a prolonged assertion on Twitter. “I’ve loads of respect and admiration for Anthony Rapp as an actor,” he wrote. “I’m past horrified to listen to his story. I actually don’t keep in mind the encounter, it will have been over 30 years in the past. But when I did behave as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken conduct, and I’m sorry for the emotions he describes having carried with him all these years.”
“As these closest to me know, in my life, I’ve had relationships with each women and men,” he continued. “I’ve liked and had romantic relationships with males all through my life, and I select now to stay as a homosexual man.”
The assertion was closely criticized by a number of celebrities who took concern together with his determination to come back out as homosexual as a response to sexual assault allegations, in addition to his use of the phrase “select” in regard to his sexuality. “Kevin Spacey has simply invented one thing that has by no means existed earlier than: a foul time to come back out,” Billy Eichner tweeted. Wanda Sykes responded: “No no no no no! You don’t get to ‘select’ to cover beneath the rainbow! Kick rocks!”
Enroll now for the Us Weekly e-newsletter to get breaking celeb information, sizzling pics and extra delivered straight to your inbox!
Need tales like these delivered straight to your cellphone? Obtain the Us Weekly iPhone app now!