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Kevin Spacey ordered to pay $31 million after losing in House of Cards

Kevin Spacey ordered to pay $31 million after losing in House of Cards

Actor Kevin Spacey has been ordered to pay $31 million to the company that produced House of Cards, in which he played the main character until he was fired for sexual harassment, according to legal documents released Monday.

MRC, the producing company behind the hit series on political intrigue in Washington, has sought compensation for lost earnings attributed to the actor’s exit from the series following accusations of sexual harassment and assault.

In the published legal document, the center explained that after these accusations of harassment, the company suspended the actor and launched an internal investigation that revealed that the “American Beauty” star was indeed guilty of such acts.

This wave of accusations has put an abrupt end to the career of the 62-year-old actor, amid the #Metoo movement denouncing sexual assault in Hollywood after producer Harvey Weinstein was exposed.

The actor, who won two Oscars, played an unscrupulous politician in the five seasons of House of Cards, before accusations of sexual harassment surfaced in the press.

The actor’s departure forced the producers to rerun the series resulting in a “huge loss,” MRC argued, further indicating that he was unaware of wrongdoing on behalf of Kevin Spacey before, that these accusations of harassment did not surface.

The script had to be overhauled to exclude the character played by Kevin Spacey and revamped the entire sixth season, reducing it from 13 to eight episodes.

MRC started this procedure in 2019. In the same year, lawsuits against the American actor, accused of indecent assault and sexual assault in the US state of Massachusetts, were dropped.

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