Netflix and Media Rights Capital have suspended production on hit series “House of Cards” as Kevin Spacey faces allegations of sexually assaulting a minor in 1986.
“MRC and Netflix have decided to suspend production on House of Cards Season 6, until further notice, to give us time to review the current situation and to address any concerns of our cast and crew,” the pair announced in a statement Tuesday.
The suspension comes a day after Netflix announced it would end “House of Cards” after its upcoming sixth season.
The company said yesterday’s announcement was not in response to the allegations.
Actor Anthony Rapp told BuzzFeed in a story published Sunday he was 14 years old when Spacey picked him up, put him on a bed and “was trying to get with me sexually.”
Spacey was 26 at the time of the alleged misconduct.
In a statement Monday, Spacey said he does not remember the encounter.
"But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior, and I am sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years."