23 nov 2021 05:26 GMT
Spacey’s lawyers argued that the actor’s actions were not a substantial factor in the show’s losses.
Actor Kevin Spacey will have to pay the MRC studio of the American television series ‘House of Cards’ more than 30 million dollars due to the losses caused by your termination for sexual harassment, according to a decision of arbitration confirmed this Monday.
The decision was made public after MRC presented the documents in Los Angeles Superior Court to confirm the verdict, which was decided in October 2020, after a legal fight of more than three years and an eight-day evidentiary hearing.
The document presented to the Court indicates that the mediators considered that Spacey, 62, violated the requirements of your contract for professional behavior by “engaging in certain conduct in relation to various members of the team in each of the five seasons in which he starred in and produced ‘House of Cards.’
MRC ended its professional relationship with the actor in 2017, after he was accused by different people of sexual misconduct. Additionally, they were forced to halt production on the series’ sixth season, rewrite it to eliminate Spacey’s character, and shorten it from 13 to eight episodes to meet deadlines, which accounted for tens of millions in losses, According to the document.
For their part, Spacey’s lawyers argued that the actor’s actions were not a substantial factor in the show’s losses.
Spacey’s original accuser, actor Anthony Rapp, known for his Broadway work and starring in the ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ series, said that Spacey had tried to seduce him when he was 14 at a party in the 1980s.
The Oscar-winning actor’s career came to an abrupt halt in late 2017 when the #MeToo movement gained momentum.
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Kevin Spacey will have to pay 31 million dollars for the losses of the series ‘House of Cards’