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Why Netflix had to shut down 'House of Cards' production

Why Netflix had to shut down 'House of Cards' production

Netflix had no choice but to suspend production Tuesday on season 6 of “House of Cards.” For all the millions of dollars involved in such a far-reaching decision, I will be surprised if it ever resumes with Kevin Spacey.

Given the allegations against Spacey and the cultural change in thinking on male sexual misconduct, there was no way the Oscar-winning actor could have been allowed back on the soundstages outside Baltimore without some clarity on what he did or didn’t do — as well as some guarantees that workers would be protected from any predatory or abusive behavior. This is one Hollywood story that looks as if it might be as much about morality as it is about...

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