Kevin Spacey ordered to pay $31m on House of Cards

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Actor Kevin Spacey and his production companies were ordered to pay approximately $31m (£25.5m) to the producers of House of Cards in damages caused by the sacking of crew members who allegedly sexually assaulted them Is.

The ruling confirms a decision last year by a private arbitrator in favor of the production companies behind the popular Netflix series.

spacey He was fired from the show in 2017 amid multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.

Back in November, the Hollywood actor was ordered to pay the amount to independent production company Media Rights Capital following “explosive” allegations of sexual misconduct involving young crew members who worked on the show.

He filed to reverse the order, but Los Angeles Judge Mel Ricana rejected his application.

Original filings from the MRC, obtained by the PA agency, detailed that Spacey was cut from House of Cards after allegations he was “systematic hunting young men, sexually harassing them, and in film, television His entire career was working with him on more theater projects”.

The arbitrator concluded that Spacey had repeatedly breached its contractual obligations to provide services “in a professional manner” that were “consistent with (MRC) Fair Directives, Practices and Policies” – including its anti-harassment policies was involved.

The actor starred in House of Cards as countdown Frank Underwood for five seasons, before being cut from the show after the allegations surfaced.

In the original decision, the arbitrator also found that Spacey was not entitled to pay for the remainder of his contract, as his dismissal had caused the show’s sixth season to be shortened and rewritten, and to the MRC. Millions were lost.

Image: Spacey arriving at the Old Bailey

It comes after a UK court “strongly” dismissed Spacey’s sexual assault allegations 17 years ago.

On 14 July at the Old Bailey in London, he denied five charges related to three men, who are now in their 30s and 40s.

The alleged crimes are said to have taken place in London and Gloucestershire between 2005 and 2013, during which time Spacey was artistic director of The Old Vic Theatre.