Kevin Spacey’s Youth Foundation To Close

Katie Jerkovich | Entertainment Reporter

The Kevin Spacey Foundation in the United Kingdom will to close its doors this week after running for 10 years, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“The trustees have reached the conclusion that the work of the Kevin Spacey Foundation UK is no longer viable and as such the foundation will be closing on the 28 February 2018,” a message posted on the foundation’s website read(RELATED: ‘House Of Cards’ Production Resumes–With Two New Additions)

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: Host Kevin Spacey attends the 2017 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 11: Host Kevin Spacey attends the 2017 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

“The trustees would like to thank all their partners, artists and organizations for the great work that has been done in association with the foundation,” it added. “The trustees hope that the objects of the charity will be taken forward by other organizations.”

The foundation was created in 2008 to encourage kids to get involved with the arts when the “House of Cards” star worked as artistic director of The Old Vic theater house in London. It was headed-up by longtime Spacey employee Steven Jackson-Winter, who reportedly left the organization late last year. The “American Beauty” star was removed from the Foundation’s board of directors in November.

The move comes following numerous sexual harassment and assault allegations against Spacey, including a pedophilia accusation by “Star Trek” actor Anthony Rapp who said the actor made a sexual advance towards him when he was 14 years old.

Shortly after Rapp’s allegations surfaced, Netflix announced that production of season six for “House of Cards” was suspended. Another report then detailed that several people who work or have worked on the popular political drama painted the actor as a man who allegedly had “predatory” behavior, especially toward young males. The streaming site then cut ties with the actor altogether.

London authorities are also investigating a handful of claims of sexual misconduct involving the actor.

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