Netflix Fires Frank Langella Over Sexual Misconduct Accusations

Wikimedia Commons, By Ahmet Yalçınkaya

Legendary actor Frank Langella has been booted off his upcoming Neftlix mini-series “The Fall of the House of Usher,” over sexual misconduct allegations on the production.

The streamer launched an investigation into the 84-year-old actor for sexual harrassment, after he was accused of touching the leg of a female co-star and jokingly asking, “Did you like that?” The “Dracula” star also reportedly made an inappropriate sex joke on the set. 

Langella was fired at the conclusion of Netflix’s investigation, which determined his conduct was unacceptable. The series is halfway completed, but his role as withdrawn patriarch Roderick Usher will be recast and scenes will be reshot with a new actor.  

The eight-episode show, which is based on poet Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, also stars Carla Gugino, Anabella Gish, Mary McDonnell, and Mark Hamill. 

None of Langella’s co-stars have commented on his firing, but Hamill recently made headlines for commenting on Florida’s parental rights law, which the liberal media has dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.

“Florida’s students spoke loud and clear this week against the GOP’s bill to cancel free speech and LGBTQ people, and they’re going to #SayGayAnyway,” Occupy Democrats tweeted on March 8.

Hamill responded by writing the word “gay” 69 times and adding the rainbow emoji to his retweet the same day. 

The “Star Wars” actor is vocally liberal on Twitter, and absolutely anti-Donald Trump. When Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star was smashed with a pick-ax in 2018, he tweeted photos of himself destroying Jimmy Kimmel’s star with a jack hammer.  

“It may look bad, but I have an IRON-CLAD ALIBI: I was puppy-sitting & both Millie & Mabel can vouch for me,” he wrote. “Plus-I demolished @jimmykimmel’s w/ hydraulic-drill NOT a pick axe!”


Hamill followed up with a request to give Trump’s star to Princess Leia portrayer Carrie Fisher.  “How about replacing it with someone who really earned it? Like @carrieffisher,” he posted in 2018

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