Kevin Spacey will pay House of Cards producers $31 million

Kevin Spacey.

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Kevin Spacey was asked to pay $31 million to MRC, the production company behind the popular show “House of Cards,” After he was fired in 2017 for alleged sexual misconduct.

The MRC argued that Spacey owed them millions in lost profits due to his alleged misconduct. It means it should be cut from Season 6 of the political drama on Netflix, and the number of episodes should be reduced from 13 episodes to eight.

“We are pleased with the court’s ruling,” Michael Coombe, the council’s attorney, said in a statement obtained by Fox News.

The 63-year-old actor, who starred in the series from 2013 to 2017, He was accused of taking advantage of several young men, including a production assistant, Demand an investigation by MRC and the final termination of any contract with Spacey.

Kevin, who denied the charges against him, later appealed this ruling in open court, and His lawyers argued in part that his actions were not a material factor in his losses on “House of Card,” in which he played main character Frank Underwood.

They also tried to get rid of this issue by saying so His behavior was nothing more than “sexual adventures” and “innocent games.” and that he did not violate the MRC’s anti-harassment policy.

However, the ruling in favor of the production company on Thursday, August 4, by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge, It consists of $29.5 million in damages and an additional $1.5 million in attorney fees and costs.

They didn’t even show that this was a closed case. The MRC attorney added that the damages compensation was so unreasonable that it amounted to an arbitrary reformulation of the parties’ contracts.

secondly, Kevin Spacey maintained his position and asserted that he did not sexually harass anyone. The accusations first surfaced in 2018 when the MeToo movement started when several powerful women denounced Harvey Weinstein.

It should be noted that this legal breach comes a few weeks after Spacey pleaded not guilty to a London court on four counts of sexual assault of three men, related to incidents that allegedly occurred between 2005 and 2013. He also pleaded not guilty to a London court. . The charge of “causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without their consent.”

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