Actor Kevin Spacey will have to pay $ 31 million to production of “House of Cards”

In 2017, the actor had been the subject of a wave of accusations of harassment and sexual assault, which had put an end to his career, in the wake of the #MeToo movement and the case Harvey Weinstein.

Le Monde with AFP

actor Kevin Spacey will have to pay nearly $ 31 million (30 million euros) to MRC, the production company of the House of Cards, which he had been returned following accusations of harassment Sexual, decided a judge on Thursday, August 4, rejecting his appeal. The American actor, twice Oscar winner for American Beauty and Usual Suspects, is also prosecuted in the United Kingdom for four sexual assaults on three men.

His brilliant career changed in 2017. The actor, from New Jersey, was then the subject of a wave of accusations of harassment and sexual assault. MRC, the production company behind the House of Cards series, on political intrigues in Washington, asked for damages for income loss attributed to the referral of Kevin Spacey. This had forced him to reshape in depth the sixth season.

In 2020, an arbitration had concluded that Kevin Spacey had to compensate for the losses and costs linked to these changes. But his lawyers had claimed that the person responsible for arbitration had exceeded his prerogatives taking into account certain evidence.

as sulphurous as Frank Underwood

The American judge Mel Red Recana confirmed, however, on Thursday, that the fallen icon of Hollywood should pay nearly $ 31 million for damages and procedural costs. He 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 having sexually harassed anyone. In House of Cards, the actor embodied the unscrupulous politician Frank Underwood. In mid-July, he pleaded not guilty in London with sexual assault committed between March 2005 and April 2013.

In the United States, Kevin Spacey had been charged with modesty and sexual assault in the State of Massachusetts. He was accused of having, in July 2016, got hold of the sex of an 18 -year -old young man employed in a bar after making him drink. But the proceedings had been abandoned in July 2019.

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