Kevin Spacey Fired from House of Cards as Netflix Cut More Ties

Following on from the indefinite suspension of “House of Cards”, Netflix have now released a statement saying that Spacey has essentially been fired from the show and they are in talks with production company Media Rights Capital (MRC) on how they can move the show forward. Spacey has been accused of inappropriate sexual behaviour.

They will also not be releasing the film “Gore”, currently in post-production, which Spacey both produced and starred in.

Netflix will not be involved with any further production of House of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey. We will continue to work with MRC (production company 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.

Source: The Guardian

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19 thoughts on “Kevin Spacey Fired from House of Cards as Netflix Cut More Ties

    1. You do know New on Netflix isn’t run by Netflix?

      Also “yes, we know this man has effectively admitted to sexual harassment, but we’re going to keep paying him hundreds of thousands of dollars” isn’t a smart move for any company.

    2. Exactly. They aren’t employing Polanski. They may have some of his films, but those are products which will probably be included in a package deal from a studio. So in order to get 500 films not including Polanski, they end up with a few that do have him. If they have them, they’re going to use them, that’s business 101.

      However, for house of cards, Spacey is a direct employee of theirs, and not just an employee, but one who they were paying north of 500k per episode. He has now been accused by multiple people of sexual assault, and several of the accusers are also their employees. Spacey hasn’t made any attempts to deny the accusations, so Netflix only have two options – fire Spacey or keep Spacey on, thereby sending the message “as far as we’re concerned, our top talent can do whatever they like to other employees, because the talent is more important than the crew”, which would basically leave them blacklisted by more or less every crew union in the world.

    3. Yeah older stuff has to be looked at differently (there was a thing on Newsnight about that last night). It’s difficult when the person involved is alive and profits from their work, but personal veto is probably the way to go most of the time. Ongoing employment though is a different matter. He doesn’t need to have his day in court for Netflix to be satisfied that gross misconduct had occurred in the workplace, and he’s been sacked just like you or I would be if we’d behaved like that at work.

    1. I’d be okay with that. I don’t understand why TV shows are so reluctant to do that. And in this case, heck, the show is already canceled, and they don’t have to cater to advertiser whims. All they need to do is finish telling their story. Also, there are about 300 people who were planning on getting a paycheck from this show. I’d like them to still earn a living.

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