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Kevin Spacey to pay $31 million to ‘House of Cards’ production company for alleged sexual misconduct

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Kevin Spacey has been ordered to pay House of cards The production company, MRC, made $31 million after it was determined he breached his contract and was fired for alleged sexual misconduct.

According to court documents obtained by ET on Thursday, Judge Mel Red Recana confirmed the arbitration award, which was decided after an arbitration hearing between lawyers for the MRC and Spacey last November.

An arbitrator ruled that the 63-year-old actor had breached his contractWhen he was fired from the production company House of cards In 2017 amid allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct.

ruling, first reported by wall street journalawarded MRC $29.5 million in damages and $1.4 million in attorneys’ fees and costs.

In 2017, several people came forward to allege a pattern of sexually violent conduct against Spacey, and he denied the allegations. MRC immediately suspends Spacey a CNN report claimed in November 2017 that he House of cards A “toxic environment” set in through a pattern of sexual harassment, and Netflix eventually ended all ties with her House of cards‘ Sixth and final season.

Court documents obtained in November stated that at the hearing, the arbitrator found that “Spacey’s conduct constitutes a material breach of his acting and executive production agreements with the MRC, and that his breaches violated the MRC’s obligations to him in relation to the show.” and waived to pay compensation.”

The court documents continued, “The arbitrator further found that Spacey’s serious breaches of contract held him (and his affiliated entities) liable for tens of millions of dollars in damages when the MRC had no choice, Spacey’s disclosures.” The pattern of harassment, halting production of the show’s Season 6, rewriting the entire season to drop Spacey’s character, and shortening Season 6 from 13 to 8 episodes in order to meet the delivery deadline. “

This legal development comes weeks after Spacey pleaded not guilty to four charges of sexual assault against three men in a London courtroom allegedly related to incidents that took place between 2005 and 2013. He also pleaded not guilty to one count of “cause”. to engage in penetrative sexual activity without a person’s consent.”

The judge in the case told Spacey and his lawyers that a trial — which is expected to last between three and four weeks — would begin on June 6, 2023.

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