Netflix took a $39-million loss on projects involving Kevin Spacey following the scandal surrounding sexual abuse accusations against the actor from a number of young men and boys.
According to Reuters, after Netflix fired the 58-year-old from his lead role in “House of Cards” last year, their fourth-quarter earnings report showed a charge of $39 million related to “unreleased content we’ve decided not to move forward with.”
Along with the final season of “House of Cards”, which stopped production in order to write out Spacey’s character and reshoot scenes, the actor had other projects that Netflix decided to shelve, including a biopic of writer Gore Vidal.
Last year, Spacey was accused by actor Anthony Rapp of sexual misconduct toward him when at a party over thirty years ago when Rapp was only 14 years old. More men came forward in the wake of Rapp’s allegations with their own accusations of sexual misconduct and assault by Spacey.
Spacey was also replaced by actor Christopher Plummer in last year’s film “All the Money in the World”, with reshoots also reported to have cost millions.