EntertainmentKevin Spacey ordered to pay nearly $31 million to 'House of Cards'...

Kevin Spacey ordered to pay nearly $31 million to ‘House of Cards’ production company

Los Angeles Superior Courtroom Decide Mel Pink Recana made the ruling earlier this week, confirming an award that had been decided by an arbitrator last year. CNN has obtained the courtroom paperwork.

Spacey and MRC have been battling within the years because the actor was dismissed from the manufacturing over allegations of misconduct on and off the set.

Spacey starred as Frank Underwood on the Emmy-winning present, and MRC claims that having to chop him out of the sixth season of the present price them hundreds of thousands of {dollars} and “rendered him (and his affiliated entities) liable.”

Spacey was fired from the TV present the day after CNN published its report in 2017, through which a number of present and former members of the “Home of Playing cards” manufacturing workers got here ahead with allegations of sexual harassment. One individual additionally accused Spacey, who was an govt producer on the collection, of sexual assault.
Shortly earlier than CNN’s report, actor Anthony Rapp advised BuzzFeed Information that the actor made a sexual advance towards him at a celebration in 1986 when he was 14 years outdated. MRC says it halted the manufacturing “to deal with any considerations of the present’s forged and crew” in wake of the allegations, in line with a 2021 filing and beforehand reported by CNN.

Following Rapp’s claims, Spacey issued an announcement claiming he didn’t recall the incident and apologized for what he stated would have been “deeply inappropriate drunken habits.”

The Oscar winner is dealing with a criminal trial in London subsequent yr after being accused of sexually assaulting three males between 2005 and 2013. Spacey pleaded not guilty in July.

CNN has reached out to Spacey’s attorneys for remark.

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