MasterClass Drops Kevin Spacey Course Following Sexual Assault Claim
"In light of recent events, MasterClass has closed enrollment in Kevin Spacey's online class," a spokeswoman said in a statement.
Online education provider MasterClass has closed enrollment on its Kevin Spacey course following allegations that he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old boy.
A MasterClass spokeswoman confirmed that the course is no longer being offered, telling The Hollywood Reporter in a statement Tuesday, "In light of recent events, MasterClass has closed enrollment in Kevin Spacey's online class."
The class is no longer listed on the MasterClass website, which advertises courses from Shonda Rhimes, Aaron Sorkin and Serena Williams, but it is still currently accessible to people who previously purchased it.
Spacey's course was one of the first that MasterClass began offering in 2016. For $90, Spacey offered up acting tips through 29 different lessons and a 40-page workbook.
On Sunday, Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp told BuzzFeed that Spacey tried to "seduce" him when Rapp was 14 years old. Spacey apologized in a tweet in which he also came out as gay, a move that has been widely criticized.
In the days since Rapp's allegations, Netflix and House of Cards producer Media Rights Capital announced that they have suspended production of the show's sixth and final season "to give us time to review the current situation and to address any concerns of our cast and crew." The International TV Academy also announced that it will revoke plans to honor Spacey.