• House of Cards suspension extended after Kevin Spacey allegations

    HOUSE of Cards will continue its production suspension after Kevin Spacey was accused of sexual misconduct.

    27th Nov 2017By Andrew Wooding

    The Netflix show halted filming on the sixth and final season on November 1 after Star Trek actor Anthony Rapp claimed Kevin Spacey sexually assaulted him when he was just 14.

    Now producers of the political drama have informed cast and crew that the hiatus will continue until December 8.

    The letter from Media Rights Capital is below:

    "Dear Cast and Crew,

    As we move into the holidays, we want to express our appreciation for all of the meaningful messages of support we have received from you and want to update all of our loyal cast and crew on our progress and where things currently stand.

    We continue to work with Netflix with the hope of resuming production soon. As we continue these discussions, we have determined together that the crew will be paid for an additional two week hiatus – beginning on November 27th and continuing through December 8th.

    In addition to the writers, there will be a small contingency of office/accounting staff who will remain in the production office on a continuous basis. Our hope is that the entire crew will be able to reconvene when production resumes, but we want you to know that we will certainly understand if crew members need to find other work in the interim, which will prevent them from re-joining us. We sincerely appreciate all you have done.

    Cast and other union members who are not actively working will be paid in accordance with applicable union guidelines through this period and we will be reaching out directly to your representatives to work through the details; we will get to everyone as quickly as possible and appreciate all of your patience here.

    These last two months have tested and tried all of us in ways none of us could have foreseen. The one thing we have learned throughout this process is that this production is bigger than just one person and we could not be more proud to be associated with one of the most loyal and talented production cast and crews in this business.

    We will provide an additional update by 12/8/17."

    After Rapp's allegations, Kevin Spacey, 58, released a statement saying he was "beyond horrified" and that he didn't "remember the encounter" before revealing that he is homosexual.

    Since then, numerous other accusations have surfaced and the Seven actor was dropped by his agent as an investigation takes place.

    It's been a turbulent time for Hollywood of late with Harvey Weinstein, Dustin Hoffman and Brett Ratner among those accused of alleged sexual assault.


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