Oscar-winning Actor Kevin Spacey Ordered To Pay House Of Cards Producer $31M For Violating Sexual Harassment Policy

Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey ordered to pay House of Cards producer $31M for violating sexual harassment policy

Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey was ordered remaining yr to pay virtually $31 million to the studio behind Netflix’s “Residence of Enjoying playing cards” for breaching his contract by violating the company’s sexual harassment protection, a courtroom docket submitting revealed Monday.


The arbitration occurred behind closed doorways remaining yr, nonetheless it solely received right here to mild on Monday after the manufacturing agency MRC filed a petition with the Los Angeles Superior Courtroom docket, in quest of to substantiate the money may be delivered.


Following the eight-day arbitration in February 2020, the arbitrator found ‘the allegations in direction of Spacey to be true,’ in accordance with MRC’s newly filed petition.


The doc moreover acknowledged that the arbitrator concluded that Spacey’s breaches of contract had been ‘egregious.’ 


The two-time Academy Award winner and his firms, M. Profitt Productions and Set off Avenue Productions, had been ordered to pay $29.5million in damages, $1.2million in attorneys’ expenses, and $235,000 in costs associated to the arbitration.


“MRC stood its flooring, pursued this case doggedly, and obtained the acceptable finish consequence finally,” said the studio’s lawyer, Michael Kump, founding confederate of the Santa Monica-based company Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump Holley.


MRC is an unbiased studio that has labored on Netflix’s “Ozarks,” Hulu’s “The Good” and Apple TV+’s “The Shrink Subsequent Door.”


MRC severed ties to Spacey, who starred on “Residence of Enjoying playing cards,” in 2017 after plenty of people received right here forward to allege a pattern of sexual harassment and misconduct by the Academy Award winner. Spacey was accused of systematically preying upon, sexually harassing and groping youthful males that he labored with all via his occupation.


The studio then scrapped the sixth and supreme season of the favored streaming current in 2017, sooner than rewriting it with out his character, President Frank Underwood, and decreasing its episode amount from 13 to eight.


MRC later filed an arbitration movement in direction of Spacey for breach of contract, claiming he had worth the manufacturing tens of hundreds and hundreds of {{dollars}} alongside together with his conduct. These arbitration proceedings had been carried out out of most of the people eye.


“The safety of our staff, models and work environments is of paramount significance to MRC and why we received all the way down to push for accountability,” MRC said in an announcement Monday.


The case was decided in MRC’s favor by an arbitrator in October 2020. The arbitrator of their willpower found that Spacey had repeatedly breached his contractual obligations by “positive conduct in reference to plenty of crew members in each of the 5 seasons that he starred in and govt produced” the current.


Spacey later appealed the arbitrator’s ruling, nonetheless it was denied this month.

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