Kevin Spacey would have made a loss of 39 million dollars at Netflix
Netflix may be in the process of lifting the veil on the real cost of sexual harassment in Hollywood, including actor Kevin Spacey.
The company Netflix has published a balance sheet for the fourth quarter of 2017, to say the least, intriguing. The analysis comes from Bloomberg and is also supported by a source cited by The Wrap : on the balance sheet it is written that among the different recipes of Netflix, a sum of $ 39 million would not have been collected by the giant of the VOD.
What makes wince all the world, this is the justification given by the balance : it is indeed specified for this sum a”hardware not-operated”. The company obviously did not specify what content it was, but The Wrap still has a info to make.
The newspaper cites “a source familiar with the situation” which would have confirmed that this loss was related to the cancelled projects from Kevin Spacey, to know the ultimate season ofHouse Of Cards (which was delayed but which Spacey has been fired), and a biopic about the writer Gore Vidal (permanently abandoned).
According to this source, during a conference call on Monday, chief financial officer David Wells would have said that the loss was “related to the change in societal around the sexual harassment”. Obviously such a sum can not not think of Kevin Spacey, the lead actor of THE flagship series of Netflix, one that has catapulted to the top, namely House Of Cards.
Louis C. K.
The actor, however, is not alone bound to both Netflix and to the sex scandals, and it is surely the one that cost the most expensive, it is also necessary to add Louis C. K. and Danny Masterson. The first, comedy, very much appreciated, had to see his last show of stand-up landing on the streaming platform, and the second was one of the main actors of the series The Ranch. Everyone cares in Europe, but in the US it is a family show type americana-country very popular : analysts agree that this is the 5th series Netflix the most consumed. The putting green of this actor scientologist accused of rape by 4 women including a minor girl is a fuckin thorn in the side of Netflix, which has obviously turned to the future of the third season, but has to leave quietly the last 10 episodes of season 2 in December.
However, according to Bloomberg, this loss would be insignificant compared to the overall balance of the company. The fourth quarter would have seen the number of subscribers to Netflix exploded. The industry is obviously looking for ways for this kind of incident does not happen again, but for this loss in particular, Bloomberg believes that,”investors are likely to have simply shrugged shoulders.”