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This Time, Kevin Spacey Is Accused Of Racism On ‘House Of Cards’ Set

 

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Actor Kevin Spacey has been feeling the brunt of sexual assault allegations for months, but now faces even more damning accusations.

A Difficult Working Environment

Spacey, who was fired from his role as Frank Underwood on Netflix's hit show House Of Cards, along with being replaced by Christoper Plummer in reshoots for Ridley Scott movie All The Money In The World, stands accused of racism.

Speaking exclusively to The Daily Mail, the head of a security guard firm previously employed on the set of House Of Cards claims to have been fired when Spacey told management, "I don't want n***ers on my set anymore!"

They also claim Spacey refused to even acknowledge, never mind shake hands with, the predominantly black staff.

Earl Blue, whose company VIP Protective Services was hired as security on the set during season one of the hit show in 2012, claimed that set managers dismissed his claims against Spacey because they had to keep him happy at all times.

Blue claims that Spacey used racial slurs when he spotted a group of black security guards watching his trailer. He raised concerns with management in the wake of the incident but was told that's just the way Spacey is.

VIP Protective Services' contract wasn't renewed in spite of the company being told their services were satisfactory. Blue intends to sue Spacey for the loss of revenue as a result. Supervisor Eric Lyles, another employee of the company, corroborated his story.

Blue told the publication he is speaking out in light of the recent sexual assault allegations against Spacey, as he feels he's gone too far. Blue also wishes to protect other minorities in the business who may come into contact with racist stars in future and not know how to respond.

He recounted how Spacey would blank him and the other predominantly black staff, "but he was talking to everyone else" on set, including the locations manager who introduced them in the first place.

Blue also suggested that Spacey didn't trust his staff. He would lock and then recheck the door to his trailer several times whenever they were around.

"He would look at me, walk back to his trailer and check to make sure the door was locked," Blue said.

Following the termination of VIP Protective Services' contract, Blue claims a production manager told him that Spacey had previously announced during a meeting that he "did not want n***ers on his set anymore."

Moving On Without Kevin Spacey

House Of Cards began streaming on Netflix in 2013. Spacey starred as Frank Underwood but was fired in Nov. 2017 in the wake of sexual assault allegations from fellow actor Anthony Rapp who accused Spacey of unwanted sexual advances back in 1986 when he was just 14 years old.

The show will continue in the wake of his departure with Robin Wright, who plays Underwood's wife, at the helm.

Since Rapp's initial accusation, more than a dozen men have come forward to make similar claims of misconduct against Spacey.

He was unceremoniously replaced in All The Money In The World, just a month before the film's scheduled premiere. Netflix also subsequently scrapped the release of Gore, another film starring Spacey, about writer Gore Vidal.

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