LOS ANGELES (EFE) .- Kevin Spacey has to pay $ 31 million to MCR, the production company responsible for the series “House of Cards”, as compensation for breaches of contract and to alleviate the damage caused by his behavior during filming.
The fine was approved by an arbitration tribunal last year, but it was only known until this Monday when the company filed a motion in the Los Angeles Superior Court for that amount to be paid.
According to the newspaper The Hollywood Reporter (owned by MCR), The arbitral tribunal found that the actor’s behavior had violated his contractual terms, as he was accused of sexual harassment by a production assistant.
The complaint came amid a surge of testimony against Spacey, two Academy Awards winner for “The Usual Suspects” (1995) and “American Beauty” (1999), who collapsed his career in 2017 after numerous allegations of sexual assault that he always had looked refused.
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When the cases came to light, the manufacturer did eliminated the role of Spacey in “House of Cards”, It has completely rewritten its sixth season and reduced the number of episodes from 13 to 8 in order to meet the premiere date announced by Netflix.
The company, which is responsible for other titles such as “Ozark” and “The Shrink Next Door”, alleged during the arbitration that the actor did not perform his services “professionally” or in accordance with his code of conduct.
Spacey appealed the arbitrator’s ruling, but his motion was denied that month.
The actor’s last appearance was in the film Billionaire Boys Club in 2018, although he will return to theaters next year with a small role in the Italian film L’uomo Che Disegno Dio (The Man Who God Designed) . .
During these years Spacey has posted several puzzling videos on social networks in which he plays the ruthless Frank Underwood, his character in the “House of Cards” series.
Two cases against him went to court in 2019, but made no progress.
In California, a masseur has charged him with sexual assault allegedly occurred in 2016 but deceased before prosecution brought charges; While in Massachusetts, a young man who accused him of another attack in 2016 dropped the charges.
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