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Netflix has completely cut ties with Kevin Spacey, star of its Emmy-winning hit drama, House of Cards.

Netflix origcontnetIn the wake of a slew of allegations of sexual misconduct against the actor, including those involving underage boys, the streaming giant said it would immediately suspend production of the upcoming sixth and final season of the political hit.

“Netflix will not be involved with any further production of House of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey,” the company said in a statement, reported by Reuters.

The production company behind the show, Media Rights Capital, said that it would consider a post-Spacey path for the show.

“While we continue the ongoing investigation into the serious allegations concerning Kevin Spacey’s behaviour on the set of House of Cards, he has been suspended, effective immediately,” MRC said in a statement. “MRC, in partnership with Netflix, will continue to evaluate a creative path forward for the programme during the hiatus.”

Netflix also said that it would not release the Spacey-produced film Gore, about the writer Gore Vidal, even though it’s in post-production.

Mexican actor Roberto Cavazos, who worked in a London theatre where Spacey was artistic director, and filmmaker Tony Montana both made allegations against Spacey in the last few days, along with actor Anthony Rapp, who has accused Spacey of trying to seduce him in 1986 when Rapp was just 14. Meanwhile, as many of eight current and former employees of House of Cards have also alleged sexual misconduct against the Oscar-winning actor.

Spacey said he would go for unspecified “treatment” for the pattern of abusive behaviour, and also came out of the closet as gay.

MRC meanwhile said that it had handled an incident in 2012 around a ‘shared a complaint about a specific remark and gesture made by Kevin Spacey’ from a crew member, which resulted in Spacey going to ‘training’.

Spacey’s publicist also cut ties with him this week, according to Reuters.