Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey has been facing a lot of flack for his sexual misconduct allegations which have sprouted up against him by fellow actors.
According to the latest reports, the Oscar-winning actor is now seeking unspecified treatment and will be taking a break from his acting career. Due to this, production of his Netflix show House of Cards has also come to a standstill.
“Kevin Spacey is taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment,” his representatives said in a statement late Wednesday.
No details on the nature of the treatment were provided. An email from Reuters seeking further comment wasn’t returned.
Over the weekend, Anthony Rapp, accused Spacey of trying to seduce him in 1986, when the former was just a young teenager who was working with him. He said that Spacey invited him to his house for a party and when everybody left, he tried to force himself on Rapp.
Following this allegation, Spacey initially tried to deflect this story but later apologized to Rapp and also came out that he is gay. However, he angered the LGBT community and the people in general who saw his announcement as an effort to divert attention from the sexual assault allegation.
Streaming service Netflix said it was “deeply troubled” by Rapp’s allegation and added subsequently that production of the upcoming sixth season of its political drama House of Cards was being suspended and that the show would end after the 6th season.
It was not clear on Thursday whether the sixth season of the show would go ahead after Spacey’s decision to seek treatment.
“We view Kevin seeking treatment as a positive step. We continue to take this hiatus time to evaluate our path forward as it relates to the production and have nothing further to share at this time,” Netflix and producer Media Rights Capital said in a statement after Wednesday’s announcement.