Kevin Spacey was ordered to pay about $ 31 million to the studio behind “House of Cards” for violating the company’s sexual harassment policy, a new court filing has revealed.
The arbitration’s private verdict was initially handed down a year ago, but was made public on Monday after lawyers for the Netflix political thriller, Studio MRC, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court to confirm the amount. Will be delivered.
The arbitrator ordered a humiliating award-winning actor and his production company to pay just shy of $ 31 million in damages and attorney’s fees.
Spacey served as executive producer of “House of Cards,” and was the series’ main character. On the show, he played the role of an ambitious Democratic congressman who would stand for nothing to raise political rank.
The show aired for six seasons from 2013 to 2018.
But as the show’s final season is filming – and as the #MeToo movement gains steam globally – actor Anthony Rapp In 1986, Spacey accused her of making sexual advances toward him, When Rapp was just 14 years old.
That initial charge led to more accusations against Spacey, including the staff of “House of Cards.”
MRC and Netflix finally Spacey was fired from the show and ended the series.
In a recent settlement, the MRC said that Spacey’s conduct was a violation of the studio’s policy of excluding sexual harassment and ultimately costing millions of dollars.
MRC argued that Spacey’s behavior and subsequent accusations had caused the studio to abruptly terminate its role and end the season early.
“The MRC stood on its ground, pursued the case rigorously and finally got the right outcome,” said Michael Kump, a lawyer at the studio, founder of Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump Holly, a Santa Monica-based firm. In a statement to LOVEBYLIFE.
MRC added: “The safety of our employees, sets and work environments is of paramount importance to MRC and why we set out to push accountability.”
MRC is an independent studio behind Netflix’s “Ozarks” and other hit series, including Apple TV +’s new show, “The Shrink Next Door”.