Actor Kevin Spacey has to pay the show’s production company nearly $31 million house of cardsfrom which he was fired for sexual harassment, a judge ruled on Thursday, dismissing his appeal.
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The actor, a two-time Oscar winner for american beauty and Usual suspectsis also being prosecuted in the UK for four sexual assaults on three men.
In 2017, Kevin Spacey was the subject of a spate of harassment and sexual assault allegations in the wake of the #MeToo movement and the Harvey Weinstein affair that ended his career abruptly.
MRC, the production company behind it house of cardsdue to political intrigues in Washington, sued for damages for lost earnings resulting from the actor’s dismissal from this series.
This had forced her to do a major overhaul for season six.
In 2020, an arbitration ruled that Kevin Spacey should pay for the losses and costs associated with these changes.
However, his lawyers had alleged that the person in charge of the arbitration exceeded his authority by considering certain evidence.
On Thursday, however, Judge Mel Red Recana confirmed that the ousted Hollywood icon should pay nearly $31 million in damages and legal costs.
The judge recalled that, according to the conclusions of the arbitration, Kevin Spacey violated the terms of his contract because of his alleged conduct.
Kevin Spacey has always denied sexually harassing anyone.
in the house of cardsthe actor played the ruthless politician Frank Underwood.
In mid-July, he pleaded not guilty in London to sexual assault committed between March 2005 and April 2013.
In the United States, Kevin Spacey had been charged with indecent assault and sexual assault in the East Coast state of Massachusetts. He was accused of getting his hands on the sex of an 18-year-old young man employed at a bar in July 2016 after making him drink.
However, the charges were dropped in July 2019.