Kevin Spacey ordered to pay ‘House Of Cards’ studio $31million in damages

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The petition was filed yesterday (22 November)

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Kevin Spacey has been ordered to pay more than $30 million in damages to the production company house of cards,

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According to Diversity, an arbitrator has found Spacey guilty of breaching his contract by violating the MRC’s policy against sexual harassment.

The production company broke ties with the actor in 2017 and also ended one season of the series in light of multiple allegations of sexual misconduct made against Spacey.

The actor and his companies, M.Profit Productions and Strigger Street Productions, were ordered to pay $29.5 million (£22 million) in damages to MRC after the company filed a petition in Los Angeles Superior Court yesterday (22 November) has gone.

Spacey & Company will pay $1.2 million (£898,014) in legal fees and $235,000 (£175,861) in additional costs.

Kevin Spacey. credit: Ernesto Rusio / Getty Images

“With one exception, the arbitrator found the third party witnesses credible, and found the allegations against Spacey to be true,” the petition reportedly read.

“The arbitrator found that Spacey’s conduct constituted a material breach of his acting and executive production agreements with MRC, and that his breaches waived MRC’s obligations to pay him any further compensation in connection with the show.”

The MRC said in a statement after the hearing: “The safety of our employees, set and work environment is of paramount importance to the MRC and why we move to accountability.”

Kevin Spacey and his lawyers have yet to respond for comment. This story will be updated accordingly.

Actor Anthony Rapp first accused Spacey of having sex with her in 1986, which was followed by several other claims.

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