Following the allegations that he sexually harassed a minor back in the eighties, and his own confession about his sexuality, comes the news that Kevin Spacey has been accused of sexually harassing eight House of Cards employees.
Every single accuser from the hit Netflix show has described Kevin Spacey’s behaviour as “predatory”.
It’s thought that Spacey targeted young, male members of the production crew, and his behaviour reportedly included non-consensual touching and inappropriate sexual comments.
“He would put his hands on me in weird ways,” a crew member recalled.
“He would come in and massage my shoulders from behind or put his hands around me or touch my stomach.”
Media Rights Capital, the studio that produces House of Cards, has now implemented “an anonymous complaint hotline, crisis counsellors, and sexual harassment legal advisers for the crew”.
It also issued the following statement to CNN:
“We are deeply troubled to learn about these new allegations that are being made to the press concerning Kevin Spacey’s interaction with members of the crew of House of Cards.
“As the producer of the show, creating and maintaining a safe working environment for our cast and crew has always been our top priority. We have consistently reinforced the importance of employees reporting any incident without fear of retaliation and we have investigated and taken appropriate actions following any complaints.
“For example, during our first year of production in 2012, someone on the crew shared a complaint about a specific remark and gesture made by Kevin Spacey. Immediate action was taken following our review of the situation and we are confident the issue was resolved promptly to the satisfaction of all involved.
“Mr. Spacey willingly participated in a training process and since that time MRC has not been made aware of any other complaints involving Mr. Spacey.”
Netflix has suspended the filming of House of Cards’ sixth and final season, following the allegations made by actor Anthony Rapp earlier this week.