In 2017, Kevin Spacey was charged with the accusations of sexual harassment on the set of “House of Cards”. According to court records, in 2019, the producer of the show filed a lawsuit against Spacey stating he cost it millions.
As per the court documents filed on Monday, now Spacey is bound to pay an amount of $31 million to MRC.
Accusations Had Caused Huge Losses to the Studio in Terms of Revenue
The order has been given to the actor Kevin Spacey to pay off the amount of $31 million to the studio behind “House of Cards,” which stated that the accusations of sexual harassment against him had cost it millions of dollars in terms of revenue as confirmed by an intermediary.
The actor was written out of the hit Netflix series in 2017 following several sources from the show told CNN that he had set up a “toxic” environment on set and used to touch male staffers against their permission.
Days before, the actor Anthony Rapp alleged Spacey for initiating sexual moves toward him when Rapp was 14. Spacey continued to refuse the accusations.
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In response to allegations put by Rapp, Spacey turned out as gay. He was laid off from “House of Cards” following Rapp’s accusations and the matter came into light after CNN published the report.
After that, several other men also stepped forward to blame him for sexual harassment.
In January 2019, MRC, which is the studio behind “House of Cards,” filed a lawsuit against Spacey for losses they suffered.
On Monday, a petition was filed in the Los Angeles County Superior Court claiming that it had planned to proceed with a July 2020 intermediary’s ruling, which stated that a total of $3 million had to be paid by Spacey as damages.
The petition stated that “With one exception, the Arbitrator found the third-party witnesses to be credible, and found the allegations against Spacey to be true.”
“The Arbitrator found that Spacey’s conduct constituted a material breach of his acting and executive producing agreements with MRC and that his breaches excused MRC’s obligations to pay him any further compensation in connection with the show.” Spacey’s lawyer also reached out for remarks.
In court proceedings, MRC claimed that the sixth season of the show had to be scrapped midway through filming, write out Spacey’s role, and later also had to change the duration of the show from 13 episodes to eight to make sure that it could be premiered in time.
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MRC claimed that as a result of all these things, it had lost tens of millions. In October 2017, Netflix stated that the sixth season would be the concluding season of the show.
The petition stated that the legal fight between MRC and Spacey followed around an evidentiary hearing of eight days that also included 20 depositions.
According to Variety, earlier, MRC stated that it had “no knowledge whatsoever” of the accusations against Spacey.
Since Spacey was charged with accusations he has continued to maintain a low profile life. Although, in May the announcement was made that Spacey would be seen in the Italian movie “L’uomo Che Disegno Dio.”
Since the accusation, it is his first role since the allegations. He will be seen in the role of a sex crimes detective.