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Report: Netflix cancels 'House of Cards' in the midst of Kevin Spacey controversy

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Netflix's popular series "House of Cards" will be canceled after the 2018 season, according to a report that surfaced on the same day that Kevin Spacey was accused of making sexual advances against then-14-year-old actor Anthony Rapp. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Netflix's award-winning and longest running series "House of Cards" will be canceled in 2018 after its sixth season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Although talk of canceling the series has been in the works for several months now, according to the report, the official announcement of the decision to cast and crew came on Monday, the same day news broke of lead actor Kevin Spacey's sexual assault scandal.

What do we know about Kevin Spacey's sexual assault scandal?

Actor Anthony Rapp over the weekend accused Spacey of making sexual advances against him in 1986, when Rapp was just 14 years old. Spacey released a statement that was the subject of intense scrutiny Monday, apologizing for "inappropriate drunken behavior."

Has Netflix released an official statement?

“Media Rights Capital and Netflix are deeply troubled by last night’s news concerning Kevin Spacey," the two companies said in a joint statement Monday. “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 that they continue to feel safe and supported. As previously scheduled, Kevin Spacey is not working on set at this time.”

The company has not yet released an official statement confirming the cancellation of the series.

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