Both statements were released just days after production for the hit Netflix show was halted indefinitely in light of actor Anthony Rapp's allegations in a Buzzfeed interview that Spacey made a sexual advance toward him when he was just 14.
Kevin Spacey has been accused of sexually harassing staff on "House of Cards". He asked that CNN refrain from describing what happened next in the auto, so as protect his identity. When they were just minutes away from the set - and while the auto was still moving - the production assistant alleged that Spacey put his hands down the production assistant's trousers. When the pair arrived at the set, however, the production assistant helped Spacey carry belongings from his vehicle to his trailer, where Spacey cornered him and "made inappropriate contact with him". "I witnessed him groping men many times in all sorts of different situations", one told The Guardian newspaper. Prior to the incident in the vehicle, the production assistant had complained to a supervisor that Spacey was sexually harassing him. That must be good news for the cast and crew, who can get a safer working environment, free of a predator, and continue to have a steady income. "He would come in and massage my shoulders from behind or put his hands around me or touch my stomach sometimes in weird ways that in normal everyday conversation would not be appropriate".
British police confirmed Friday that they had opened an investigation into an allegation of sexual assault from a man in 2008, although officers never identify the subject of an inquiry unless and until they are charged. They said: "All the crew members commented on his behavior".
MRC, or Media Rights Capital, is the studio that produces House of Cards, which was Netflix's first big original program.
"Spacey responded to Rapp's initial allegations, saying that he didn't remember the encounter and offered an apology".
Netflix has also decided not to proceed with the release of the film Gore, which stars and is produced by Spacey, the statement said.
Meanwhile, CNN has reported that eight anonymous employees and former employees from the "House of Cards" set have come forward with claims about the actor's alleged "predatory" behaviour.