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Netflix has decided to sever ties with Kevin Spacey amid a number of assault allegations against him.

The entertainment company said it would hold talks with House of Cards’ producers to see if production, which was suspended this week, could resume without Kevin Spacey.

Netflix also said it would not release Kevin Spacey’s movie about Gore Vidal.

Meanwhile, the UK police have opened an investigation into Kevin Spacey over an alleged assault.

On November 2, Kevin Spacey said he was seeking treatment after facing allegations of misconduct from a string of men.

Netflix suspended House of Cards production on October 31 following allegations by Star Trek actor Anthony Rapp, who said Kevin Spacey had tried to “seduce” him when he was 14.

The Oscar-winning actor said he was “beyond horrified” to hear of the incident, which he said he did not remember.

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House of Cards, an adaptation of the 1990 miniseries of the same name, was first broadcast in 2013.

The first season garnered nine Emmy nominations, becoming the first online streaming series to win such mainstream accolades.

A Netflix spokesman said in a statement: “Netflix will not be involved with any further production of House of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey.

“We will continue to work with MRC [series producer Media Rights Capital] during this hiatus time to evaluate our path forward as it relates to the show.


“We have also decided we will not be moving forward with the release of the film Gore, which was in post-production, starring and produced by Kevin Spacey.”

MRC said in a statement earlier that it was “deeply troubled” about the allegations against Kevin Spacey.

It said it had dealt with one incident in 2012 in which an unnamed crew member “shared a complaint about a specific remark and gesture made by Kevin Spacey”, that immediate action had been taken and that the issue had been resolved.

Kevin Spacey had “willingly participated in a training process”, MRC added.

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According to recent reports, Kevin Spacey is being investigated by UK police over an alleged assault.

On October 31, a man made a complaint about the alleged incident in the London borough of Lambeth, The Sun reports.

London police confirmed that they are investigating an alleged assault on a man from 2008.

They would not confirm the allegation was made against Kevin Spacey.

On November 2, Kevin Spacey said that he is seeking treatment after facing allegations of misconduct from a string of men.

The Sun reported that a British actor claimed he woke up to find Kevin Spacey performing an act on him in 2008.

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The man, aged 23 at the time, is said to have run from the property after Kevin Spacey allegedly said: “Don’t tell anyone about this.”

A police spokesman said it had no record of any arrests having been made in connection with the investigation and police declined to comment on The Sun‘s report, which says the complainant had been interviewed by police.

It comes after a number of allegations, including CNN reporting that Kevin Spacey made the set of Netflix’s House of Cards into a “toxic” work environment through a pattern of harassment.

The CNN report said allegations were made by eight people who currently work on the show, or worked on it in the past, with one former employee alleging Kevin Spacey assaulted him.

House of Cards production has been suspended on October 31 following allegations by Star Trek actor Anthony Rapp, who claimed Kevin Spacey tried to “seduce” him when he was 14.

Kevin Spacey said he was “beyond horrified” to hear of the incident, which he does not remember.

Meanwhile, director Tony Montana also claimed he was groped by Kevin Spacey in a Los Angeles bar in 2003.

Tony Montana said he was left with PTSD for six months after the incident.

Incidents regarding the Oscar-winning actor are also alleged to have taken place in the UK while he was the artistic director at the Old Vic in London between 2004 and 2015.

Mexican actor Roberto Cavazos, who acted in several plays at the theater, claimed Kevin Spacey “routinely preyed” on young male actors.

Earlier this week, the Old Vic set up a confidential complaints process for anyone connected to the theatre to come forward.

The Old Vic said in a statement: “We aim to foster a safe and supportive environment without prejudice, harassment or bullying of any sort, at any level.”

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A number of men are now accusing Kevin Spacey of assault following Anthony Rapp’s revelation.

Director Tony Montana claims he was groped by Kevin Spacey in a Los Angeles bar in 2003.

The filmmaker says he was left with PTSD for six months following the incident.

It follows an allegation made by Anthony Rapp that Kevin Spacey tried to “seduce” him when he was 14 years old.

Kevin Spacey says he has no recollection of that incident, and was “beyond horrified”.

Tony Montana told Radar Online that he was in his thirties when the incident took place at the Coronet Bar in LA.

The director says he removed Kevin Spacey’s hand from his body and walked away, but claims the actor later followed him into the men’s toilets.

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Incidents regarding Kevin Spacey are also alleged to have taken place in the UK while the Oscar-winning was the artistic director at the Old Vic in London between 2004 and 2015.

Roberto Cavazos, who acted in several plays at the theater, claims Kevin Spacey “routinely preyed” on young male actors.

The Mexican actor wrote in a Facebook post: “It seems the only requirement was to be a male under the age of 30 for Mr. Spacey to feel free to touch us.”

Roberto Cavazos said he fended off two “unpleasant” advances from Kevin Spacey that “bordered on harassment”, but that others were afraid to do so.

“There are a lot of us who have a <<Kevin Spacey story>>,” he says.

The Old Vic has set up a confidential complaints process for anyone connected to the 200-year-old theater to come forward.

The theater said in a statement: “We aim to foster a safe and supportive environment without prejudice, harassment or bullying of any sort, at any level.”

Separately, British Daniel Beal claims Kevin Spacey exposed himself to him in 2010, when he was working at a hotel in West Sussex.

The former bartender, then 19-year-old, claims Kevin Spacey also invited him up to his room, but he rejected the star’s advances.

Daniel Beal says the actor gave him his £5,000 watch later that same evening, and a few weeks later called him asking to meet up.

He told the Sun: “In hindsight, that must have been grooming. He was just like his character in House Of Cards – seedy and a bit weird.”

Meanwhile, House of Cards’ production has been suspended following the assault allegations against Kevin Spacey.

House of Cards was already due to end after season 6, but production is now suspended “until further notice”.

Kevin Spacey has also been dropped as the recipient of a special Emmy award he was due to receive next month.

The International TV Academy said in a statement that it was withdrawing the International Emmy Founders Award “in light of recent events”.