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Netflix is ending House of Cards after its next season

Reports comes one day after Spacey allegation
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Posted at 3:53 PM, Oct 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-30 16:42:34-04

Reports indicate that Netflix has decided to end House of Cards in the wake of sexual abuse allegations against the show's star, Kevin Spacey.

Variety first reported that Netflix would end the series on Monday morning.

"Media Rights Capital and Netflix are deeply troubled by last night's news concerning Kevin Spacey. In response to last night's revelations, executives from both of our companies arrived in Baltimore this afternoon to meet with our cast and crew to ensure they continue to feel safe and supported. As previously scheduled, Kevin Spacey is not working on set at this time," Netflix said in a statement to ABC News.

"House of Cards" — the first original show Netflix produced and released — has been available to stream on Netflix since February 2013. Since then, it has been nominated for dozens of Primetime Emmys, included best drama series.

Variety reports that filming for "House of Cards'" sixth season began earlier this month. Netflix has not set a release date for the new season.

The announcement comes less than 24 hours after actor Anthony Rapp told BuzzFeed that Spacey made a sexual advance toward him during a party in 1986 when the two were both working as actors on Broadway. Rapp was 14 at the time, Spacey was 26.

Spacey released a statement early Monday morning, saying he does not remember the incident but apologized for "deeply drunken behavior." He also used the opportunity to publicly come out as gay, which has garnered further scrutiny from many in the entertainment industry.

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.