Amid the allegations, filming was suspended on the sixth and final season of House of Cards. The show’s production company had implemented “an anonymous complaint hotline, crisis counsellors, and sexual harassment legal advisors for the crew.” 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.” According to the production company, Spacey “willingly participated in a training process and since that time MRC has not been made aware of any other complaints” involving him.1 The show had been due to end in 2018.0 The season was shortened from 13 episodes to eight, and Spacey was removed from the cast and his role as executive producer.1
The Gore Vidal biopic Gore starring Spacey, which was set to be distributed by Netflix, was canceled,11 and Netflix went on to sever all ties with him.1 Spacey was due to appear in All the Money in the World as industrialist J. Paul Getty; however, his scenes were cut and Christopher Plummer replaced him as Getty in reshoots. In an interview with Variety, Plummer said, “It’s really not replacing [Spacey]. It’s starting all over again.” Plummer elaborated saying, “I think it’s very sad what happened to him… Kevin is such a talented and a terrifically gifted actor, and it’s so sad. It’s such a shame. That’s all I can say, because that’s it.”2
The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences reversed its decision to honor Spacey with the 2017 International Emmy Founders Award.2 On November 2, 2017, Variety reported that his publicist Staci Wolfe and talent agency Creative Artists Agency were ending their relationships with him.21
On December 24, 2018, Spacey uploaded a video entitled “Let Me Be Frank” on YouTube. In the video, Spacey – while in character as Frank Underwood, the role he had portrayed in House of Cards – appeared to deny the real-life allegations against him.2 Various celebrities criticized the video on Twitter.2 As of August 2020, the video has over 12 million views.22 A year later on December 24, 2019, Spacey posted another video titled “KTWK” to his YouTube channel, once again in-character as Underwood.2
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The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office stated in April 2018 that it would investigate an allegation that Spacey had sexually assaulted an adult male in 1992.22 In July 2018, three more allegations of sexual assault against Spacey were revealed by Scotland Yard, bringing the total number of open investigations in the UK to six.3 In September 2018, a lawsuit filed at Los Angeles Superior Court claimed that Spacey sexually assaulted an unnamed masseur at a house in Malibu, California, in October 2016.3
In December 2018, Spacey was charged with a felony for allegedly sexually assaulting journalist Heather Unruh’s 18-year-old son in Nantucket, Massachusetts, in July 2016.3 Spacey pleaded not guilty to the charge on January 7, 2019.33 Unruh’s son told police he was texting with his girlfriend throughout the alleged “groping” incident. Spacey’s defense attorneys spent months trying to obtain copies of the texts and the phone itself. In mid-May 2019, Unruh’s son’s personal attorney informed the court that the cell phone in question is “missing”.3 On June 4, 2019, the defense learned that when Unruh gave her son’s cell phone to police in 2017, she admitted she had deleted some of the text messages.3 Later that month, her son filed a lawsuit against Spacey, claiming emotional damages. On July 5, 2019, he voluntarily dismissed the claims with prejudice.3
On July 17, 2019, the criminal assault charge against Spacey was dropped by the Cape and Islands prosecutors.3 When the anonymous massage therapist who accused him died of cancer, the last remaining criminal case against Spacey was closed.3
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Hypocrisy of cancel mob
Another example how toxic cancel culture towards innocent people.
All charges are dropped, no proofs, just mass hysteria of the cancel mob.
Well, we all know how did it ended – highly rated TV series House of Cards, ranked 8.x on IMDB for all 5 seasons dropped to the awful 4.x rate without Kevin Spacey for the season 6