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House Of Cards work stoppage extended till Dec 8

27 November 2017

In a letter sent to the cast and crew working on season six of "House of Cards", dated Sunday, Media Rights Capital showed appreciation for employees and also announced that the hiatus would extend until December 8. "As we continue these discussions, we have determined together that the crew will be paid for an additional two week hiatus beginning on November 27 and continuing through December 8".

She also laid out how cast and crew members of various levels would be paid in the upcoming weeks, and acknowledged that others may have to "find other work in the interim". Soon after that, the floodgates opened, leaving Netflix with little choice but to formally dismiss Kevin Spacey from the House of Cards camp.

Celebrity Insider reported earlier that MRC and Netflix chose to suspend Kevin Spacey after the 58-year-old found himself embroiled in a sexual misconduct controversy when Anthony Rapp accused him of attempting to seduce him when he was a 14-year-old boy.

Initially, it was believed that House of Cards would likely be cut by Netflix entirely as the show relies heavily on its big star, - which would've been devastating for all involved in the show, especially as it had already started production of its sixth season. We sincerely appreciate all you have done.

House of Cards season 6 went on hiatus in late October following a Buzzfeed report that Spacey, who plays former president Frank Underwood on the series, had reportedly inappropriately interacted with actor Anthony Rapp when Spacey when in his mid-20's and Rapp was in his early teens. Following Rapp's shocking recollection of events, almost 14 other men also alleged that Spacey had either sexually harassed or abused them in some fashion.

Met Police are investigating two claims of sexual assault against Spacey, while London's Old Vic theatre says it has received 20 allegations of inappropriate behaviour against him.

"Dear Cast and Crew", it reads. However, several men have since accused Spacey of sexual misconduct.

The streaming service, which counts House Of Cards as one of its in-house productions, or Originals, sent out a letter to cast and crew members and distributed to the media, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News.

House Of Cards work stoppage extended till Dec 8