Huh, Netflix chose this week to announce the last season of ‘House of Cards’

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Actor Anthony Rapp publicly accused Kevin Spacey of making a sexual advance on him when he (Rapp) was 14 years old. I believe Rapp. I also believe many, if not all, of the stories, rumors and whispers about Spacey. Those stories have been around for years, much like the Harvey Weinstein stuff. Spacey tried to hide behind a “coming out” statement, which absolutely no one bought. His statement was so bad that even GLAAD condemned him, saying: “Coming-out stories should not be used to deflect from allegations of sexual assault. This is not a coming-out story about Kevin Spacey, but a story of survivorship by Anthony Rapp and all those who bravely speak out against unwanted sexual advances. The media and public should not gloss over that.” Word. It seems like Netflix knows that this sh-t is going to get a lot worse too, because they chose to announce the end of House of Cards within 24 hours after Rapp’s Buzzfeed interview:

Frank Underwood’s Washington tenure is coming to an end. Netflix is currently in production on a sixth and final season of House of Cards, the landmark drama that signaled its aggressive push into original programming. The final run of House of Cards, which stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright as ruthless and ambitious beltway couple, will debut its last 13 episodes in 2018. Executive producers Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese, who replaced exiting creator Beau Willimon last year, are both expected to return as co-showrunners.

Official word on its conclusion, which has been in the works since the summer, comes at a problematic time for Spacey. The star and executive producer is embroiled in sexual assault scandal, with an actor alleging that Spacey made aggressive advances towards him when he was just 14. Spacey responded, in turn, by apologizing for “inappropriate drunken behavior” and coming out as gay. Neither the apology nor the admission have been met with a positive response. (Netflix released a reaction of its own, saying those at the streamer are “deeply troubled” by the allegations.)

[From The Hollywood Reporter]

Maybe I’m completely wrong, but I don’t think we can or should “blame” Netflix for Spacey. Spacey was an alleged predator long before he came to Netflix, and now that they know about it, they’re distancing themselves in a hurry. That being said… I mean, the last season is going to be a mess. They’re making the calculated risk that the story around Spacey will be different next year, and they hope most people will have forgotten. That will be even more difficult if and when more victims come forward:

A former TV anchor has accused Kevin Spacey of sexually assaulting a female relative, and another person tweeted Monday that her “young male friend” was “groped” by the actor when they worked at the Old Vic in Britain. Victoria Featherstone, artistic director of London’s Royal Court Theatre, was asked Monday if she had been aware of any inappropriate behavior by Spacey when he served as artistic director of the Old Vic in the city.

“I think that many people in the theater and in the creative industries have been aware of many stories of many people over a lot of years, and Kevin Spacey would be one of the people that people have had concerns about, yes,” Featherstone told Radio 4’s “Today,” the Independent reported.

Heather Unruh, a former Channel 5 anchor in Boston, tweeted Monday, “I applaud your courage Actor Anthony Rapp @albinokid. You are not alone.” When reports emerged two weeks ago about the sexual harassment allegations against movie producer Harvey Weinstein, Unruh had tweeted: “The #weinsteinscandal has emboldened me– #truth time. I was a Kevin Spacey fan until he assaulted a loved one. Time the dominoes fell.”

She told the Boston Globe that the incident occurred last summer at a well-known restaurant that she did not name. Spacey walked in very late and people were “starstruck,” she told the paper. The actor sat beside a woman, “plied her with booze” and did something beneath the table that was “completely unexpected, completely inappropriate,” she said.

“If a woman who saw what happened didn’t tell [the alleged victim] to run while Spacey got up to go to the bathroom, I don’t even want to think about what would’ve happened,” Unruh told the Globe on Oct. 13.

Meanwhile, a friend of a man who worked with Spacey at the Old Vic claims he was “groped” by Spacey, the Daily Mail reported. “KS groped my young male friend when they were both working at the Old Vic. Was apparently always known as one to avoid. Sadly unsurprised,” Nadine West tweeted as @andiekarenina.

[From Page Six]

It will be interesting – horrifyingly interesting – to see what happens from here. Unlike Harvey Weinstein, I’d be willing to bet that Kevin Spacey does not have a long list of prominent and/or famous accusers. The people who will come forward about Spacey will most likely be waiters, young no-name wannabe actors, hustlers, etc. I hope that they are given the space to tell their stories as well, but I’m not counting on it.

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  1. crazydaisy says:

    What a coinkidink.

    • denisemich says:

      Yep. It is too bad that Netflix would not let Robin Wright be the new lead alone. Kevin tried to give the story to her and Netflix made a condition that he had to be available this whole season.

      I think this was going to be the final season anyway.

      Also, Gawker wrote a piece about Kevin in 2015 that no one legitimatized.

      • Mannori says:

        She could totally carry the show on her own, she’s basically the best thing about it, but I’m not sure if Robin Wright herself would like to be attached to continue or even start a spin off for her character, not only because the show was never meant to have a very long run initially, just like the original UK show, but mostly bc I think Wright wants her freedom back for other projects on film, her film career is on fire and she has a lot of projects as a director as well. She’s going to be very well financially bc House of Cards money is the kind of money that settles an actor for life. She can concentrate on passion prestige projects now.

        Say what you want about the shitty writing of the show on the past seasons (and for that I also blame Willimon who left ship on season 4 after ruining it already) but Claire Underwood was, is and will always be remembered as one of the most fascinating female characters ever. And for that alone, Netflix owes Wright a blank check to do whatever project she desires to do on her own.

      • SM says:

        Well they did say when Beau exited that they will do two more seasons. Still when this news came out yesterday I laughed nevipusly. It’s like they knew or had a feeling something like this story about Spacay will come out at some point and deliberatly sat on the news of ending the series in case the story broke.
        I am probably imagining things.
        I also think that considering how the last season ended they have the freedom to focus more on Claire’s character. HoC was orinigaly built on the character of Frank but slowly it becase the show about two strong and complex characters. I think that if there is a spin off with Clair as the main character it should not be HOC but needs to come back as some other political drama. I hope that also considering this story and the timing of the news drop they indeed will focus more on Clair and will make her more human because due to time torn between two characters who clearly are very different I felt like the show creators sometimes lacked time to develop Claire’s character. So there is a lot that will depend on that last season

      • Gill says:


        Wright’s career is hardly on fire – please chill.

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  3. Myhairisfullofsecrets says:

    My husband’s childhood best friend and the best man in our wedding has maintained for 23 years that Kevin Spacey propositioned him on a train when he was 13 years old. No one really believed him until the news broke yesterday.

    This would have happened sometime in 1994. That’s about 10 years after the Anthony Rapp incident. Our friend was not a celebrity. Just a typically 13 year old boy from central Florida that had a random encounter with Spacey on a train. Imagine how many boys Spacey has done this to all these years. He should be behind bars. He needs to be taken down.

    • trillian says:

      Stories like that are also the perfect answer to all the “If it’s true why didn’t they tell sooner”s. Because no one believes. Until the time is right.

    • Esmom says:

      Oh holy hell, that makes my blood run cold. Both the encounter and the refusal to believe the victim. 13!

    • Hella says:

      That’s so sad. 13. I hope this all brings some relief and closure for your friend.

    • tealily says:

      Wow. Hope he’s doing okay with all this. I hope it’s sweet vindication and not the opening of old wounds.

      • Myhairisfullofsecrets says:

        He seems to be doing fine. He’s trying to find the ironic humor in it now that everyone finally believes it. Not in a disrespectful way, of course. He expressed sympathy for the other victims. I don’t know all the specific details but he wasn’t seriously traumatized by what happened. I’m sure it bothered him more than he would like to admit though. 😔

    • Dee says:

      My best friend from high school (gay male) very very verrrrrry recently had a weird encounter with Spacey. I believed it then, believe it even more now. He gives me a creep vibe and embodies Frank Underwood.

    • Kit says:

      Wasn’t Kevin Spacey obsessed with Andy Murray back around the time he was at the Old Vic? He was appearing at every match, trying (maybe succeeding?) to get into the change room, desperately trying to befriend him? I think I remember Murray being interviewed about it and seeming embarrassed and uncomfortable. EDIT: google says they are good friends now

      It’s pretty remarkable that just in this comments section there are several direct connections to very similar KS encounters. This must be huge.

    • CCBB says:

      Fking fk fk….I’ve run out of swear words for this hideous PIE FACED creature. I can’t believe of alllll the movies that I paid this asshole to entertain me. I feel a bit sick. And yes it’s very sad that no one heard you or your friend/family member … been there done that when it comes to sexual harassment and assault…happens to so many of us. We just get used to it, men and women. At least in a way, you’re getting a bit of karma and justice.

      • Backstage Bitchy says:

        I just want to point out that the poster said her husband’s friend was “propositioned”, not “harassed” or “assaulted”.
        Those words DO NOT ALL MEAN THE SAME THING. I think we (women) do not do ourselves or our cause (to not be assaulted and harassed ) any favors by equating and conflating these different things.
        “Propositioning” does not equal “harassment” does not equal “assault” or “rape”.
        On my social media, some people posting their #metoo stories show no comprehension of a difference (moral, legal and otherwise ) between someone cat-calling them on the street and someone being assaulted.
        It’s fine to point out that perhaps these things are on the same spectrum of disrespecting the bodies and selves of women, but to equate them is to completely minimize the experiences suffered by survivors of sexual assault.

  4. RBC says:

    From what I read online, Netflix decided to end the series months ago. I have to wonder if there is more nasty stuff to come out about Kevin Spacey and Netflix became aware of it months ago? Like the Harvey Weinstein scandal, there have been stories about Kevin Spacey circulating for years. Again another instance where many people may have known but said nothing.

    • Lolo86lf says:

      Netflix will eventually have to remove the series when more victims come out.

      • Patty says:

        I don’t know, I doubt it. I mean radio stations still play the music of Rockers who liked / raped underage girls. Allen and Polanski films are still available for streaming and they continue to get funding for projects. The sad thing is, with our culture people will move on real soon. Spacey is a distraction from Weinstein, and I’d imagine something else will come along and then people will focus on that.

        We are not a culture (in the US anyway) that learns from and remembers things. It’s sad.

    • boredblond says:

      I think the decision was made some time ago, but netflix didn’t want to field calls about it, or the big announcement shuts down their involvement..odd that nobody is asking the actors on the series about it (if his accusers had been all young women, would the female cast members be asked their opinion?)

      • tealily says:

        Yeah, exactly this. This comes off like a big response, distancing themselves from their star, but really it’s something that was going to happen anyway.

        I doubt there was any indication that this story was going to break prior to Weinstein.

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        “odd that nobody is asking the actors on the series about it (if his accusers had been all young women, would the female cast members be asked their opinion?)”

        ITA. But level of fame might have something to do with that too.

    • From what I understand, Netflix decided several months ago to end the series due to some of the key talent not being available past the 6th season and wanting to end on “high note.” Well, now that’s not going to happen.

      • Mannori says:

        Robin Wright reportedly wanted to leave right after the 3rd season. Then they offered her more money, executive producer credit and future deals. It’s a huge show in very important markets for Netflix and keeps giving them nominations. Not to mention it has a special place in ted Sarandos’ heart because it was the show that put Netflix on the map, its first with big movie stars and director. But given that both Wright and Spacey are film actors mostly the show was never meant to have a long run anyway. They didn’t wanted to be attached to a long show.

  5. third ginger says:

    I am pleased about the response from GLADD. It’s one thing for celebrities to tweet reactions, however right they are, but important organizations need to issue statements as well. HOUSE OF CARDS had run its course, and NETFLIX had no choice but to respond in some way to the assault.

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      I’m glad about their statement too. It shuts down Kevin Spacey’s pathetic attempt to use gay, bisexual, and pansexual people as a shield and also shuts down any homophobes who want to say that sex offenders are protected by the left and the LGBT community because of sexual orientation.

  6. Julianna says:

    I mean, if they’re already deep into production there’s not much they can do besides confirm it’s the final season and that they’ll no longer be working with Spacey soon.

    It’s an expensive show, and I’m sure Spacey’s already been paid anyway…if this reaches Weinstein levels (which it definitely could) I’d bet they just bury it with absolutely zero promotion when it’s ready, but I don’t think they can be expected to scrap it completely.

    • midigo says:

      Right. Also, there are many people working for HOC: I’m not talking about actors and top level professionals, but crew members and other workers who pay their bills thanks to that show.

  7. Froggy says:

    No Big loss. The last season was a chore to get thru so I won’t feel I’m missing anything when I boycott the last season. His statement made me sick. I think he really thinks he’s Frank Underwood.

    • BlueSky says:

      @Froggy, I stopped watching after season 4. It went completely off the rails. There is no where else to go with these stories and they just keep killing everyone.

    • cr says:

      I’m watching S5 on dvd (from my library) and it’s a slog to get through. It was fun the first three seasons but not anymore.

    • FHMom says:

      What was his story line, if it isn’t too complicated to explain. I’ve never watched the show.

    • tealily says:

      I just looked at my Netflix to see where I petered out on it… 16 minutes into Season 5, Episode 3. Meh. Maybe I’ll finish it sometime, but this is even less incentive now.

  8. Agent Fang says:

    There’s always been a lot of rumours around about Bryan Singer too. I wonder if someone’s going to come forward about him now?

    • People have come forward. They’ve just been successfully buried, for the most part. His time is coming.

    • Nicole says:

      The connection with Spacey and Singer and the parties have been rumored for a while. His time is coming because of this. Singer won’t be able to bury this again

    • QueenB says:

      Hopefully. We’ll need someone to step forward. I doubt many people even know who Bryan Singer is so not many people will even be aware of all the horror stories.

    • frisbee says:

      I read in Hollywood they were part of a group called ( by others ) ‘the Velvet Mafia’, all gay men predating young men in HW. I hope this all comes out and that all Singers accusers finally manage to expose him for what he is, another power crazed, entitled bumwipe, maybe this time round they will be believed and the stories won’t get buried by expensive lawyers/ pr teams.

    • LAK says:

      In 2014, a young man, Michael Egan, publicly name Singer and 3 hollywood execs. He held a press conference to accuse them and filed a lawsuit against them.

      He was shut down, countersued by Singer and was forced to drop his own lawsuit.

      Story was carried by every major news site from the Guardian to people magazine and all the industry media like the hollywood reporter, but surprisingly didn’t gain traction, and eventually went away into the land of ‘rumours’ even though the articles are still online (seriously, google Bryan Singer + sex abuse allegations. You’ll be surprised at how widely his story was reported), and it made it’s way into a documentary about hollywood pedos called AN OPEN SECRET

      Heck, it’s on youtube :

      • NewKay says:

        I was just just coming to say the exact same thing. Bryan Singer is a known peadophile. Not just rumours. And yes- everyone needs to watch An Open Secret- it’s available on YouTube. You will NEVER want to put your kid in modeling or acting. Honestly, I always side eye parents whomeillingly put their kids in that world now. I think it’s irresponsible. I also have a hard time watching movies with kids in them. All I wonder is if they are being abused.

      • Agent Fang says:

        Now that you mention it, I remember when an Open Seceret came out and how it didn’t get much traction at the time. No doubt there’ll be journos re-visiting it to see who else they can go after.

      • ichsi says:

        That actually was my third thought when I heard about Spacey: Singer is cr*pping his pants somewhere. The last story broke right at the beginning of the X-men DOFP press tour and was the reason Singer didn’t take part in it (thankfully).
        @newkay I don’t think he’s a paedophile, or at least he’s aware of what is “too young”. He has a thing for very very young but already legal twinks. And also apparently no idea what “no” means or what is appropriate behaviour. Disgusting.

    • Luca76 says:

      A wealthy gay friend of mine shared a story on Facebook about getting invited to a Brian Singer party and realizing that most people there looked to be under 21 besides him and his friend basically said he looked around and said ‘we are leaving now’. Apparently this was in a fairly prominent venue and yes alcohol was being served.

  9. Nicole says:

    Honestly the stories about him and young men (mostly staff at certain places) have been around forever. Believe me now hat Rapp has come forward the non celebs will start coming forward. Which is good because Rapp opened the door for the more vulnerable. That took courage especially as a man. We all know that as badly as women are treated, male victims are basically invisible.
    There are also rumors that Spacey was a frequent guest of Singer’s parties. I expect him to be the next one to be taken down.

  10. KC says:

    Two things:
    1-Didn’t Carrie Fisher our him a long time ago (maybe that was just Travolta, but I thought it was both)?
    2-I’m confused by one of the articles. Did I reac correctly that someone said he sexually assaulted a woman recently. Didn’t he just come out as gay? Is he lying about being gay to deflect from his pedophilia/sexual harassment accusation that just came out?! If so, that makes it so much worse and I didn’t think it could be.😣

    • smcollins says:

      I’m not sure about your first point, but as far as #2: in Spacey’s statement he said that he dated both women and men before choosing to live as a gay man. His statement was confusing and problematic, to say the least..

      • KC says:

        VERY problematic. If he was assaulting a woman last summer and now claiming to be gay……right around the time of this accusation. I mean, it’s possible he just recently decided…….. but it’s all shady and sketchy. I hope many others hear this story, pick up on the disconnect and it prevents his “coming out” from negatively impacting the gay community….

        EDIT: Just read Frisbee’s comment. Good point about his doing it for power. In any event, he sounds like he needs help ………or is very wicked.

    • frisbee says:

      No he’s gay but gay men do assault women, like all these assaults it has nothing to do with sex and everything to do with power, these people are out of control, they think they are invincible, getting away with assault time and time again reinforces the feeling of invincibility and they get addicted to the power they have over another, more vulnerable human being.

      • Patty says:

        I’m not trying to debate consent here or deny that the man apparently a sexual predator. But, if he is attracted to both men and women, and has sexual relations with both, wouldn’t he be considered bi-sexual? Perhaps bi-sexual with a “preference” for men? Or in his case, very young men and postpubescent boys. I’m genuinely curious as to why he would automatically be considered gay.

      • Veronica says:

        Plenty of gay men and women have married heterosexual partners because they’ve been socially indoctrinated to believe that’s what is right or acceptable or for lack of choice, particularly if they were born in less progressive eras and cultures. Bisexuality/pansexlaity is less about the actual amount of sexual experience so much as an active and accepted desire to be with men and women. My sister is a straight woman, but she has slept with another woman when she was younger because she was confused about her feelings. Eventually she just realized it was just an intense emotional intimacy. The problem with our heterosexist cultural ideals of sexuality is that they ignore how fluid, circumstantial, and ambiguous sexual attraction can be.

      • frisbee says:

        Because he came out as gay, admittedly in a flagrant attempt to distract from the fact he tried to assault a child, so I take it at face value he is gay, aside from some youthful toing and froing that a lot of people go through when they are exploring their sexuality. There have also been posts on this site, on another thread of commentators that have been harassed by gay men at work, even though they are women. The sexual orientation is’nt really the point, the power kick is the point regardless of the gender of their victims.

  11. Stormyshay says:

    The show, The Family Guy, addressed the rumors about Spacey nearly a decade ago. Stewie goes running through the mall naked, saying “I have been trapped in Kevin Spacey’s basement.” Gross. I cannot fathom how so many have known about these sexual predators for years. Yet, nothing was ever done.

    I have always found this man creepy. Makes watching American Beauty all the more disturbing.

  12. Barbcat says:

    Another thing so sad about these horrible people is how their actions hurt so many people beyond their sexual victims. Now many people will refuse to watch movies/shows with this pervert which affects all the other actors in the show like Robin.

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      That’s true about their actions hurting more than just their victims. With Weinstein for example (and others too) a countless number of women will have to keep being falsely labelled as, accused of, and punished for things they didn’t do for the rest of their lives.

  13. Veronica says:

    It may be a contractual agreement they can’t get out of it – i.e. he was signed on for so much that dumping him is impossible without taking an even bigger loss. Sucks for the rest of the cast who has to be in hands reach of him, though.

  14. noway says:

    In fairness to all of the lesser known Weinstein victims, most of Weinstein’s victims aren’t celebs either. Yes Weinstein has more celebs than Spacey, but I’m interested in the social outpouring when it is men or boys as the victims. The boys part may make it get a bigger story, but I would be interested in what people would think if his victims were all adult men. Spacey just never really had the power of a Weinstein, but I’m sure there are others do. I think Rapp did a lot of good and is very brave, in showing how it is endemic in the world. This is definitely an interesting world in Hollywood. Can I just ask how Trump isn’t getting any backlash now? All of these Hollywood men are getting some form of punishment for their conduct, but Trump none. It’s sad.

    • Veronica says:

      Young boys have the benefit (I use that term loosely here) of being a.) children, therefore incapable of making informed decisions of consent with older partners, b.) male, so they aren’t heavily sexualized and objectified from such a young age like girls, which dispels the notion of them “bringing it on themselves” through perceived provocative behavior. It’s a gross and shitty benefit that comes with their abuse, but society will look for any reason to excuse sexual assault by portraying victims as accomplices to their own violence otherwise.

      Not that this only holds true if the rapist is male. If they are female, we get a whole different slew of repulsive social dynamics in play, like the presumption that women can’t be sexually violent and that teen boys always want sex from women.

  15. Luca76 says:

    Did anyone read the Daily Mail interview with Spacey’s brother? Its disturbing. Seems like Spacey may have been groomed into this kind of thing by his disturbed and sadistic father.

    • LAK says:

      Deflect, deflect, deflect. Just like ‘hey, i’m gay!’ Deflection.

      Brother may be telling the truth, but this is a deliberate attempt to distract the public from the serious accusation. Just as the coming out statement.

      We see you Kevin.

      • Luca76 says:

        I didn’t see that as a deflection as crazy daisy says in some cases predators learn their behavior from other abusers. Thats what I believe happened here. In no way does that excuse or condone Spacey.

      • SilverUnicorn says:


        I wish people would stop saying this stuff. I have been abused (not sexually) and beaten up by my father since I was 3, some torture-like practices included (brother as well). Neither me or my brother became abusers, let alone paedophiles or child molesters. My father never was 1) charged or convicted 2) believed to be a monster.

        Honestly people, to many victims your statements feel hurtful to read. How about society considering a predator for what he is, i.e. an evil person?

        It makes me really upset that society wants to explain evil with a bad childhood background, some people are simply evil and nothing would have changed that, even two good parents.

      • LAK says:

        That’s the beauty of a good deflection. It changes the conversation.

        First it was ‘i’m gay!’, but the public refused to be deflected.

        Second attempt, ‘Father was a Nazi-loving child abuser!’, and some of the pitchforking public have stopped caring about Kevin’s attempted assault on a child and are now discussing the merits of child abusers being themselves abused. And thus stopping the earlier conversation.

        So now, this very private man who was so guarded about his private life and history is suddenly revealing 2 very personal things about himself only AFTER he is accused of heinous things.

        You think that brother talked without Kevin’s permission? Especially now?

      • Luca76 says:

        SilverUnicorn I am very very sorry. I don’t know what to say that would help you understand that I don’t believe that all child abuse victims become molesters. The specific story told by the brother is that he was raped and abused by dad and he did his best to protect Kevin Spacey(implying that he wasn’t in fact abused who knows). My own feeling reading the brother’s account is that the father was in a pedophilia ring and so is Spacey. He may be genetically predispositioned to being a psycopath. He may have been indoctrinated. I think that sadly and sickenenly those rings are real and contain some powerful people in them. We see glimpses of the kind of conspiracy that happens with the Catholic Church. In no way do I mean to blame victims. But I cannot take back that belief that there are these evil rings of people who do these sadistic and evil things to children and we only learn about the very superficial things in an isolated way.

    • crazydaisy says:

      I did, Luca. The dad was a monster… and child abusers beget child abusers. What I wonder is why didn’t Kevin Spacey get help for his problems and issues? He had the money, he seems intelligent, he must have known he was behaving badly, therapy can help. I don’t get it. Not that I ever liked him. I always found him creepy. Most likely (and hopefully) he will never work again in this life. In Hell he can do a buddy film with OJ and Bill Cosby, Weinstein producing.

      • Luca76 says:

        He was indoctrinated and possibly favored by his dad so he became an abuser himself. And if you want to go the conspiracy theory route maybe he was connected to other predators through his fathers white supremacist connections.

      • Who ARE these people? says:

        Child abusers do not beget child abusers. This misconception is another reason why survivors don’t come forward.

        The research is solid. Most survivors do not go forward to abuse their own children. If anything they are extra protective.

        If you trace the roots backward in time from parents who are abusive, there is a higher likelihood that they were abused. That may be the case with Spacey.

        The statistics are predictive of abuse (but hardly 100%) going back in time. They are not predictive going forward in time. And it’s unfair to survivors to say so. People become abusive for a variety of reasons.

    • Sophia's Side eye says:

      SilverUnicorn, I hear you. *hugs* #MeToo

  16. AG-UK says:

    The show should have gone off after season 3. To be a fly on the wall when they are filming the last season

  17. G-g-gina says:

    I feel a little bit conflicted about media coverage. Like it’s good they’re calling it a sexual assault scandal because it is, but how come when the victims are women and the perpetrator is heterosexual the media calls it a sex scandal, leaving out the assault part. Rubs me the wrong way.

    • Who ARE these people? says:

      The language is problematic. For decades stories have called it sex abuse as if it were an abuse of sex rather than sexual abuse, abuse that is sexual in nature.

      They also treat harassment like abuse or assault lite.

      And the use of words such as advances and overtures as if this was about courtship or seduction…

    • Mannori says:

      posting this again because it fits:

      Netflix has another alleged RAPIST working, and OFFICIALLY being investigated by the LAPD: Danny Masterson. Why does his show goes on?

  18. Meggles says:

    The Old Vic are claiming they didn’t know, which is total BS.

    Oh and not the point, but “Victoria Featherstone”? Wtf Page Six?

  19. tealily says:

    Maybe this is covered elsewhere here, but I read something now saying that production has been suspended. I wonder if they’ll even finish next season.

  20. Mannori says:

    Netflix has another alleged RAPIST working, and OFFICIALLY being investigated by the LAPD: Danny Masterson. Why does his shitty show The Ranch goes on undisturbed? he even got EP credit ….they act accordingly just if there’s (social) media uproar…otherwise they just shove it under the rug until someone put it in the news

  21. Madly says:

    Production has been suspended due to harassment claims.

  22. msd says:

    HoC winding up was decided months ago but … Netflix shut down production on the final season today. So that’s a new, direct response to what’s happening. They know it’s going to get worse. If Netflix thinks no one will watch next season then …

    The remaining options seem to be: kill him off ASAP and have Robyn lead; or pull the plug on the show altogether.

  23. anon says:

    The Page Six coverage of the Heather Unruh story has Spacey sitting next to a woman and getting her drunk, behaving inappropriately …but in Unruh’s statements in the Boston Globe, she’d said that KS sat “beside a man” and then did “something beneath the table that was ‘completely unexpected, completely inappropriate.’ ”

  24. Hildog says:

    Here in Maryland he has quite the reputation. Apparently, in Annapolis (where he lives while filming) he constantly propositions young men in the Navy. One of my good friends just purchased his Annapolis home and let’s just say it’s more than odd… Weird rooms with all mirrors, doors that lock on the outside, secret tunnels etc. And LOTS of booze left behind and VERY young men living in the pool house “managing the property”- point is he’s always been a creep (long time reader, first time poster)