CBS is the latest to sidestep any involvement with Kevin Spacey, expunging the embattled actor from its upcoming 50th anniversary special for The Carol Burnett Show. He had recorded a song-and-dance number with Burnett, Bernadette Peters and Kristin Chenoweth last month but won’t be included in the special, CBS confirmed to Deadline.
The move comes as fallout continues after allegations brought by Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp that Spacey made sexual advances on him in 1986, when Rapp was 14. Spacey soon apologized for the incident and came out as gay, but his remarks have been blasted by GLAAD and other groups.
Since then, Netflix said that next year’s Season 6 of House of Cards would be the last for the Emmy-nominated D.C. drama that stars Spacey and Robin Wright, and the series’ former showrunner Beau Willimon called the allegations “deeply troubling.” Three more men came forward with sexual abuse allegations against Spacey over the weekend, and AFI Fest said Monday that All the Money in the World — which stars the two-time Oscar winner as billionaire oilman J. Paul Getty — has been pulled from its closing-night slot at the event.
Spacey reps at CAA and his publicist Staci Wolfe also have parted ways with the actor.