August 19, 2022

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Kevin Spacey will have to pay $31 million for 'House of Cards' product

Kevin Spacey will have to pay $31 million for ‘House of Cards’ product

Bloomberg – Actor Kevin Spacey orders $31 million to be paid to ‘House of Cards’ producer Because of the alleged sexual misconduct that caused him to be kicked out of the popular Netflix series (NFLX) And it jeopardized his career, which in its day was at a high level.

Spacey, 63, starred in five seasons of the drama at the White House in 2017 when the news broke. Allegations that he had a history of sexual harassment and, in some cases, assaulting youth.

Production company MRC II Distribution kicked him out and pulled him out of the final season, which was cut from 13 to 8 episodes. He also conducted his own research, who added five members of the House of Cards crew to the list of men accusing Spacey of misconduct.

The company said Spacey misconduct It was a breach of his contract and he sued for damages in private arbitration.

After 20 statements and an eight-day hearing, An arbitrator ruled against Spacey, ordering him to pay $29.5 million in damages, plus $1.5 million in legal fees and expenses.

Spacey disputed the award, saying it was based on allegations unrelated to his work at MRC. But Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mel Reed Ricana He rejected Spacey’s argument and upheld the $31 million arbitration award in a 14-page ruling on Thursday.

Ricana said the arbitrator “found Spacey’s conduct to constitute a material breach of his executive and executive production agreements” with MRC.

“We are satisfied with the court’s ruling,” said Michael Coombe, an attorney for the Medical Research Council.

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Spacey’s lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment. British authorities charged the actor with four counts of sexual assault in May.

The case is MRC II Distribution Company, LP, v. Spacey, 21STCP03831, Superior Court of California (Los Angeles).