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Why Netflix may not be able to fire Spacey from 'House of Cards'

A source said Spacey's contract can only end if he is "unavailable or incapacitated" to perform his duties.

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

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may not be able to sack from their popular series "House of Cards", after the veteran actor was accused of sexual harassment, due to his

According to a report in The Blast, Spacey's does not have an morality clause, meaning that the streaming giant cannot terminate the star's services for his personal actions.


A source said Spacey's can only end if he is "unavailable or incapacitated" to perform his duties.

In response, a spokesperson from the streaming service replied saying, "will not be involved with any further production of that includes We will continue to work with MRC (the show's production company) during this hiatus time to evaluate our path forward as it relates to the show..."

The rep added they will not move forward with "Gore," a biopic on the American writer Gore Vidal, featuring Spacey in the title role.

The series was in its post-production phase.

Actor Anthony Rapp had accused Spacey of sexual misconduct, when he was just 14.

Production on the sixth and last season of the series, in which the actor plays the lead of Frank Underwood, has since been suspended.

Earlier, the streaming service released a statement, saying said it was "deeply troubled" by Rapp's allegation.

First Published: Thu, November 16 2017. 09:25 IST
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