Actor Kevin Spacey has to pay House of Cards production company MCR $31 million for breach of contract and to mitigate damages caused by his behavior while filming.
The fine was approved by an arbitration court last year, but it was only known until Monday, when the company filed a petition in Los Angeles Superior Court demanding that payment be made.
According to The Hollywood Reporter (owned by MCR), the arbitration court found that the actor had breached the terms of his contract with his conduct, with a production assistant accusing him of sexual harassment.
The complaint came amid a flurry of testimony against Spacey, the two-Oscar winner for The Usual Suspects (1995) and American Beauty (1999), who saw his career collapse in 2017 after multiple accusations of sexual assault that he had always been. unacceptable.
When the cases emerged, the production company canceled Spacey’s role in “House of Cards,” rewrote its entire sixth season and reduced the number of episodes from 13 to 8 to match the premiere date announced by Netflix.
The company responsible for other titles such as “Ozark” and “The Shrink Next Door” claimed during arbitration that the actor did not provide his services in a “professional manner” or in accordance with its behavioral policies.
Spacey appealed the ruling, but his request was denied this month.
The actor’s last appearance was in the 2018 film “Billionaire Boys Club”, although next year he will return to the cinema with a small role in the Italian film “L’uomo Che Disegno Dio” (“The Man Who Designed God”). .
In these years, Spacey has posted many mysterious videos on social networks playing the ruthless Frank Underwood, his character in the “House of Cards” series.
Two cases against him went to court in 2019, but no progress was made.
In California, a masseuse reported to him about a sexual assault that allegedly occurred in 2016 but died before prosecutors could press charges; While in Massachusetts, a young man dropped his accusation of another assault in 2016.
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