Netflix fires Kevin Spacey after sexual harassment allegations

Spacey, 58, filed for rights to trademark "Presidential by Kevin Spacey", according to documents obtained by The Blast.

No doubt, this new business venture is in jeopardy, given that Netflix has cut ties with Spacey, its "House of Cards" star and executive producer.

Just days before he was first identified as an alleged serial sexual predator, Kevin Spacey was developing a line of sunglasses, clothing, gourmet-food products and other merchandise, presumably based on Frank Underwood, his scheming politician character on "House of Cards", according to documents obtained by The Blast.

Spacey apologized to actor Anthony Rapp last week who accused Spacey of seducing him when he was only 14.

"We have also decided we will not be moving forward with the release of Gore, which was in post-production, starring and produced by Kevin Spacey", the streaming service has said. The production team has not yet disclosed a specific date as to when the show can resume its production, although Netflix is reportedly targeting post-Thanksgiving season to wrap up the shoot. "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".

Spacey said he would go for unspecified "treatment" for the pattern of abusive behaviour, and also came out of the closet as gay.

Just as Netflix's hit political drama thriller returned strongly with a fifth season, sexual misconduct allegations against the series' lead player Kevin Spacey have surfaced.

Netflix has severed any links with the actor in the wake of his sexual harassment scandal.

Spacey also was dropped by Creative Arts Agency, and Scotland Yard opened an investigation in response to an allegation that Spacey sexually assaulted a male actor in London.

The streaming company suspended production earlier this week of the upcoming sixth and final season of the political intrigue drama, in which Spacey plays United States president Frank Underwood.

The Oscar victor was set to star in the sixth season of Netflix's House of Cards, for which he's been nominated for a Best Actor Emmy each season thus far.

  • Kyle Peterson