SPACEY SCANDAL What are the Kevin Spacey allegations and who has accused him so far?
Spacey's publicist also cut ties with him this week, according to Reuters. "MRC, in partnership with Netflix, will continue to evaluate a creative path forward for the program during the hiatus".
Variety reported that producers were considering killing off Spacey's character, the malevolent President Frank Underwood, and have the show's final season focus on his scheming wife Claire, played by Robin Wright.
The future of "House of Cards" was left out in the dark as Spacey has been bombarded with a number of sexual abuse allegations for the past days.
Spacey was accused of sexually assaulting Rapp at his NY apartment 31 years ago, when the Star Trek: Discovery actor was just 14. Meanwhile, as many of eight current and former employees of House of Cards have also alleged sexual misconduct against the Oscar-winning actor.
Reuters was unable to independently confirm any of the accusations. MRC said someone complained about "a specific remark and gesture made by Kevin Spacey", but Spacey "willingly participated in a training process" and the issue was considered resolved.
Following reports that the actor and producer had sexually assaulted Star Trek: Discovery's Anthony Rapp at the age of 14, and other claims since then, Netflix will no longer produce episodes of House of Cards that feature Spacey or release the film Gore, which is led by the actor.
"House of Cards" debuted on Netflix in February of 2013 and immediately put the streaming service on the prime time map.
Spacey, 58, spent three months in Italy during the summer on the biopic Netflix production of gay author Gore Vidal's life.