Kevin Spacey can pay practically $31 million to “Home of Playing cards” producers for breaching his contract over his alleged behind-the-scenes sexual misconduct.
The disgraced 62-year-old actor starred on the hit Netflix political drama from 2013-2017 earlier than he was accused of sexual misconduct by a number of younger males, together with a manufacturing assistant on the present.
Spacey was booted from this system whereas Robin Wright took over as its lead for its last season in 2018.
Allegations towards Spacey brought on “Home of Playing cards” studio MRC to launch an investigation, ensuing within the termination of the star’s appearing and producing contracts.
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The outcomes took each events to JAMS Arbitration, in line with The Hollywood Reporter, which is co-owned by MRC and Penske Media Company, and Spacey has misplaced the battle.
MRC filed paperwork in Los Angeles Superior Court docket searching for to substantiate the arbitration award.
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Per the submitting, an Oct. 19 ruling by an arbitrator mentioned that Spacey breached contractual obligations, together with following MRC’s anti-harassment insurance policies, THR stories.
The arbitrator pointed to proof that MRC took a success attributable to Spacey’s conduct, akin to its must shorten the present’s sixth season with a purpose to meet the supply deadline after halting manufacturing.
Spacey reportedly argued that his “pay or play” deal nonetheless entitled him to cash and that MRC and Netflix’s determination to chop him from the present based mostly on conduct from outdoors the statute of limitations was their very own alternative, leading to monetary loss.
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“The protection of our staff, units and work environments is of paramount significance to MRC and why we got down to push for accountability,” MRC mentioned in an announcement obtained by Fox Information.
Lawyer Michael Kump mentioned that “it was a privilege representing MRC on this matter.”
He added: “MRC stood its floor, pursued this case doggedly, and obtained the precise end result in the long run.”
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Reps for Netflix and Spacey didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ request for remark.
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Spacey reportedly tried to enchantment the practically $31 million ruling however was unsuccessful.