In its petition, MRC said that once "it became aware of the accusation, it took immediate action by suspending Spacey's performance; conducting a thorough, months-long investigation" and "writing Spacey out of the final season" as well as terminate his "acting and executive producing contracts."
Hours after Rapp's story appeared online, Spacey responded to the allegation on Twitter, apologizing to Rapp, even though he said he did not remember the alleged encounter. Spacey then revealed that he is gay, but was widely criticized for coming out in that moment.
Following Rapp's allegations, the actor faced a slew of legal battles from men accusing him of sexual misconduct during the dawn of the #MeToo movement. Separate criminal and civil cases in Massachusetts were also dropped over the summer of 2019.
A federal lawsuit involving a massage therapist who accused him of sexual assault was also dismissed that year, according to court documents obtained by the Los Angeles Times. The dismissal came nearly four months after the anonymous accuser died unexpectedly ahead of the trial.
In addition to being dropped from "House of Cards" — the series continued its final season without the actor and unceremoniously killed off his character, the conniving Underwood — Spacey also was dropped from Ridley Scott's "All the Money in the World."
(Los Angeles Times staff writer Nardine Saad contributed to this report.)
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