8 House of Cards staff members accuse Kevin Spacey of abuse and sexual harassment

2017-11-03 12:27

New York -  CNN is reporting that eight current or former House of Cards workers claim that Kevin Spacey made the production a "toxic" workplace and one ex-employee alleges the actor sexually assaulted him.

The workers' identities were withheld from Thursday's report because they fear professional fallout, the cable news channel said.

Among them is a former production assistant who alleged that Spacey assaulted him during one of the Netflix show's early seasons, and CNN reported that all of the people described Spacey's behaviour as predatory.

The report accuses Spacey of allegedly targeted staffers who were typically young and male with non-consensual touching and crude comments.

Netflix and Spacey's publicist didn't immediately respond to requests for comment. Production of House of Cards was previously suspended.

On Thursday Vulture reported another new accusation against the actor. 

The man who chooses to remain anonymous told the publication that he met Spacey when he was 14 and the actor 24. 

He went on to have a sexual relationship with Spacey which he says ended with at attempted rape.

The fallout stems from last weekend's BuzzFeed News report in which actor Anthony Rapp said that Spacey attempted to seduce him in 1986, when Rapp was 14.

Spacey apologised earlier this week for the incident but said he didn't recall what might have been "drunken behaviour."  (Read more here)

In a statement Wednesday, Spacey's publicist said he's seeking unspecified treatment.

Publicist and talent agency part ways

The talent agency CAA is no longer representing Kevin Spacey as of late Thursday evening.

A person with knowledge of the decision who was not authorized to speak publicly confirmed that both CAA and Spacey's publicist Staci Wolfe have parted ways with the actor amid growing claims of sexual harassment against him.

Representatives from the agency did not immediately respond to request for comment.

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