Anthony Rapp, known for his roles in Star Trek: Discovery and Rent, accused Kevin Spacey of sexual assault when he was 14. Spacey allegedly invited Rapp to a party at this apartment in 1986, with Rapp claiming that Spacey, then 26, “picked Rapp up, placed him on his bed, and climbed on top of him, making a sexual advance.”
Spacey responded on Monday, saying that he had no memory of the allegations and apologizing for "what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior."
Netflix also responded by halting production of the sixth season of the highly successful House of Cards indefinitely. Spacey had played President of the United States Frank Underwood in the fictional series.
“MRC and Netflix have decided to suspend production on House of Cards season six, until further notice, to give us time to review the current situation and to address any concerns of our cast and crew,” a statement read.
Nick Pappas, a comedy writer, decided to point out an unfortunate truth about Netflix's response.
Netflix announced House of Cards will end after season 6, so at least a fictional President can be destroyed by sexual assault allegations.— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) October 30, 2017
Pappas is presumably referring to the 16 women who have accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment. Twitter found the comparison all too real...
No, only his facsimile portrayer can. Frank would have got away with it.— Sonia F Khan MD FAAP (@sapienist) October 30, 2017
Yeah, apparently what an actor may or may not have done 30 years ago is more important than what a President did for sure and recently too.— artemis (@artemis0801) October 31, 2017
Brilliant. And really isn’t Trump a fictional president ?— Nettie Rhodes (@TheNettieRhodes) October 31, 2017
What do you think?