‘House of Cards’ workers allege sexual harassment, assault by Kevin Spacey: report

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New allegations of sexual harassment emerged late Thursday against actor Kevin Spacey, and a former production assistant on the Netflix Inc.












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series “House of Cards” said Spacey sexually assaulted him, CNN reported. Spacey created a “toxic” work environment though a pattern of “predatory” harassment, eight people who worked on the show told CNN. The production assistant said Spacey touched him in a nonconsensual way while driving, during one of the early seasons of the series. “I was in a state of shock,” he told CNN. “He was a man in a very powerful position on the show and I was someone very low on the totem pole and on the food chain there.” Netflix announced Monday that “House of Cards” would end after the upcoming sixth season, and production on that season was halted Wednesday “to review the current situation.” On Sunday, Buzzfeed published a report that Spacey made sexual advances toward fellow actor Anthony Rapp in 1986, when Rapp was just 14. On Monday, Spacey said he did not remember the incident, but apologized and came out publicly as gay. On Wednesday, Spacey’s agent said the actor is seeking unspecified treatment in light of the allegations.

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