While filming “House of Cards,” Academy-award winning actor Kevin Spacey was called a racist for using the N-word on the movie set during the filming of the first season of the Netflix drama.
At that time, Spacey reportedly told his manager that he didn’t want African American bodyguards to watch the House of Cards trailer. The first season of the show was filmed in 2012, but aired in 2013.
Even though some people complained to the managers about the incident, they were told that that was just the way Spacey is. The star’s attorney couldn’t be reached for comment.
One person familiar with the matter also said that the 2012 incident prompted VIP Protective Services to refuse to renew the security contract with Spacey. However, the source couldn’t offer proof that the $1.1 million contract was lost because of the actor.
Another source said the actor refused to shake hands with African American bodyguards on the set. Netflix has yet to reply to a request for comment.
Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Spacey
In November, Spacey was fired by Netflix following media reports that he sexually harassed Anthony Rapp more than 30 years ago. At the time of the incident, Rapp was 14 years old.
The final season of the drama will resume production this year. Spacey will be replaced by Robin Wright. Netflix confirmed that the show will go on without Spacey on board.
Last fall, Rapp claimed that Spacey climbed on top of him while lying in bed due to too much alcohol. Spacey was aged 26 back then. Meanwhile, another person accused Spacey of groping him during a Nobel Price event more than a decade ago.
After the reports, Ridley Scott fired Spacey as well and replaced him with Christopher Plummer.
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