Kevin Spacey Now Seeking Evaluation and Treatment Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Following a week of multiple sexual misconduct allegations against him, Kevin Spacey is now seeking treatment, according to Variety. The actor's representative told the site, "Kevin Spacey is taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment. No other information is available at this time."
Last weekend, actor Anthony Rapp revealed that Spacey made sexual advances at him when he was just 14 years old. Both actors were working on Broadway at the time. Though Spacey has since apologized for the incident and came out as gay, his remarks have been strongly criticized by GLAAD and other groups.
Since that revelation, Mexican actor Roberto Cavazos and American documentary filmmaker Tony Montana have also come forward with stories of Spacey allegedly making unwanted advances towards them.
In response to the news, Netflix has ceased production on the sixth and final season of HOUSE OF CARDS, in which Spacey stars as Frank Underwood. In a statement to Variety, Netflix and Media Rights Capital said, "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."
MasterClass also announced this week that they will no longer offer the Academy Award winner's $90 online acting class, telling Variety, "In light of recent events, MasterClass has closed enrollment in Kevin Spacey's online class."
Spacey served as host of the 2017 TONY AWARDS. He most recently appeared on Broadway in 2007's A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN. Other Broadway credits include THE ICEMAN COMETH, LOST IN YONERS and LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT.