Kevin Spacey must pay out $31 million after an arbitration court ruled that he breached his House of Cards contract.
According to The Wall Street Journal, an arbitrator ruled in favour of MRC – the production company behind the hit Netflix series. The judgement found that the actor breached the company’s policy against sexual misconduct.
The ruling was reportedly made in October 2020 but was only recently made public after a petition from MRC.
“The safety of our employees, sets and work environments is of paramount importance to MRC and why we set out to push for accountability,” the company said in a statement.
The $31 million sum is intended to cover $29.5 million in damages, with an additional $1.4 million for legal fees.
Spacey was removed from his role in House of Cards after numerous allegations of sexual misconduct emerged in 2017. Robin Wright led the series through its sixth and final series as Claire Underwood.
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