Kevin Spacey and his two production companies were ordered to pay $31 million to the producers of his hit Netflix series “House of Cards” after arbitration, Diversity informed of On Monday, four years after Spacey was first suspended over allegations of sexual assault on set.
An arbitrator ruled that Spacey and his two production companies must pay $29.5 million in damages, $1.2 million in attorneys’ fees, and $235,000 in costs to MRC, the production house behind the political drama, when Spacey was to was found to be in breach of contract. The show’s sexual harassment policy.
Spacey was accused in 2017 of making “predatory” comments by unnamed “House of Cards” employees and of non-consensual touching staff on set, according to CNN,
Spacey was immediately suspended from the series, and his character Frank Underwood was eventually laid off and the final season of the show was eliminated.
The MRC filed a claim against the actor in 2019 to cover the cost of reworking the sixth season following allegations.
According to a petition filed by the MRC on Monday, more than 20 people were deposed and the arbitrator ultimately “found the allegations against Spacey to be true”.
A representative for Spacey has yet to respond Businesshala’ Comment request.