Kevin Spacey Ordered to Pay $31 Million to ‘Home of Playing cards’ Makers

It’s been 5 years since Kevin Spacey was minimize from Netflix’s Home of Playing cards as a result of allegations of sexually predatory conduct. A choose dominated Thursday (Aug. 4) that he owes almost $31 million to the present’s creators for the lack of income that resulted from his firing, per paperwork obtained by EW.

Allegations in opposition to Spacey, who performed the protagonist in Home of Playing cards, first got here in 2017 when actor Anthony Rapp claimed Spacey, then 26, made sexual advances towards him when he was solely 14 years outdated. Since then, greater than 30 males have come ahead with their very own accusations — together with a number of Home of Playing cards crew members, prompting an investigation by MRC, the corporate behind the present.

On account of the allegations, in 2020, a non-public arbiter discovered that Spacey had breached his contract by violating the corporate’s sexual harassment coverage. The arbitration course of efficiently proved the actor value MRC hundreds of thousands of {dollars} after they needed to halt manufacturing, take away him from the sixth season, rewrite it with out him, and minimize the variety of episodes from 13 to eight, per USA At the moment.

Spacey, denying the allegations made in opposition to him, challenged the 2020 ruling, during which he was ordered to pay round $29.5 million in damages and $1.5 million in prices and costs, per Selection. He argued that his actions didn’t should do with Home of Playing cards shedding income. Finally, the choose granted MRC’s petition and ordered that he pay the total $30.9 million.

“We’re happy with the court docket’s ruling,” MRC counsel Michael Kump informed EW.

Again in Could, Spacey was charged with 4 counts of sexual assault and one depend of “inflicting an individual to interact in penetrative sexual exercise with out consent,” in line with Selection. Final month, he plead not responsible to the fees.

Regardless of the fees, he’s nonetheless set to seem within the upcoming thriller film, Peter 5 Eight.

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