Kevin spacey cost the creative forces behind Netflix’s hit “House of Cards” a ton of money due to his alleged sexual misconduct – and now the guy has been ordered to pay millions for it.
The disgraced actor has lost an arbitration case he’s been involved in for a few years now with a few companies called MRC II and Knight Takes King Productions – a distribution company and a production company, respectively.
Both companies have claimed they are doing the heavy lifting on “HOC”, especially for the 6th season they are producing for the streaming giant … with Kevin, obviously, being a big part.
A referee ruled last year that Spacey’s alleged behavior had in fact caused substantial harm to MRC and Knight by essentially torpedoing the final season… but KS had appealed that decision, only to lose again earlier this month- this.
Now the companies are asking the court to uphold the arbitration award … which would leave Spacey and its loan and production companies on the hook for around $ 31 million. The lion’s share of the reward is for compensatory damages – over $ 29.5 million – and the remaining million and change covers legal fees and costs.
MRC and KTKP argued that there had been an internal investigation into Spacey’s behavior – which included allegations that he harassed / sexually assaulted members of the production working on “House of Cards” – and after doing so A deep dive, they say they found many of these accusations founded and terminated his contract. They say his conduct caused them substantial losses … which led to the litigation.
Spacey has avoided criminal liability so far … but on the civilian side, it’s a big deal. He has remained mostly low-key since the allegations surfaced – although he is get back to work slowly but surely.
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