Kevin Spacey ordered to pay almost $31 million to ‘House of Cards’ manufacturing firm

Los Angeles Superior Court docket Decide Mel Purple Recana made the ruling earlier this week, confirming an award that had been determined by an arbitrator final yr. 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 revealed its report in 2017, wherein a number of present and former members of the “House of Cards” manufacturing employees got here ahead with allegations of sexual harassment. One particular person additionally accused Spacey, who was an govt producer on the sequence, of sexual assault.
Shortly earlier than CNN’s report, actor Anthony Rapp informed BuzzFeed Information that the actor made a sexual advance towards him at a celebration in 1986 when he was 14 years previous. MRC says it halted the manufacturing “to address any concerns of the show’s cast and crew” in wake of the allegations, in response to a 2021 submitting 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 behavior.”

The Oscar winner is going through a felony trial in London subsequent yr after being accused of sexually assaulting three males between 2005 and 2013. Spacey pleaded not responsible in July.

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