In 2017, the career of actor Kevin Spacey – who played the unscrupulous Frank Underwood in the series “House of Cards” – rocked in the wake of the #MeToo movement and the Harvey Weinstein affair, following accusations of ‘assault. Article written by France Télévisions Editorial Culture Published on 05/08/2022 11:32 Reading time: 1 min. Actor Kevin Spacey will have to pay almost $31 million to the production company of the House of Cards series, from which he was fired following accusations of sexual harassment, a judge ruled on Thursday, dismissing his appeal over to a court decision delivered in November 2021. Twice Oscar winner for American Beauty and Usual Suspects, the actor is also being prosecuted in the United Kingdom for four sexual assaults on three men. In 2017, Kevin Spacey was the subject of a wave of accusations of harassment and sexual assault. MRC, the production company behind House of Cards about political intrigue in Washington, was seeking damages for lost revenue attributed to the actor’s dismissal from that series. This had forced her to make a major overhaul of the sixth season. In 2020, an arbitration had concluded that Kevin Spacey must compensate for the losses and the costs related to these changes. But his lawyers had claimed that the person in charge of the arbitration had exceeded his prerogatives by taking into account certain evidence. On Thursday, however, Judge Mel Red Recana confirmed that the fallen Hollywood icon should pay nearly $31 million in damages and litigation costs. The judge recalled that, according to the conclusions of the arbitration, Kevin Spacey had violated the terms of his contract because of his alleged behavior. Kevin Spacey has always denied sexually harassing anyone. In mid-July, he pleaded not guilty in London to sexual assaults committed between March 2005 and April 2013. In the United States, Kevin Spacey had been charged with indecent assault and sexual assault in the state of Massachusetts , on the East coast. He was accused of having, in July 2016, got his hands on the sex of an 18-year-old young man employed in a bar, after having made him drink. But the charges were dropped in July 2019. Share: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share by email Share link
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