'House of Cards' is ending amid Kevin Spacey allegations

Its sixth season will be its last.
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Coming amid a sexual assault controversy surrounding its star Kevin Spacey, the upcoming sixth season of House of Cards will be its last.

The Hollywood Reporter says that Netflix is ending its series, which stars Spacey and Robin Wright and was one of the huge success stories that helped make Netflix into the online streaming monster it is today.

The last 13 episodes of the political drama starring Spacey and Wright as the ambitious and Machiavellian Frank and Clare Underwood will debut next year.

The news comes at a time when Spacey has become the latest Hollywood name to be embroiled in allegations of sexual assault.

Over the weekend, Star Trek and Road Trip actor Anthony Rapp said that Spacey made sexual advances towards him when he was just 14 years old and Spacey 26 in 1980s New York.

Spacey responded on Twitter with a statement apologizing for his "deeply inappropriate drunken behavior," saying he couldn't remember the encounter of more than 30 years ago.

He also used the statement to come out as gay, a move that has been criticized as a cynical attempt to change the conversation.

For its part, Netflix, along with production company Media Rights Capital, issued a statement acknowledging the controversy:

The final series of House of Cards is currently filming. 

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