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Kevin Spacey to pay House of Cards $30 mn over misconduct losses

15:33, 23 November 2021
 Kevin Spacey to pay House of Cards $30 mn over misconduct losses Photo: Panoramic/ZUMAPRESS.com

Keving Spacey who performed as the main character in the House of Cards series will pay over $30 million for the losses that the company suffered from after his firing due to underage sexual assault charges.

The studio that made House of Cards MRC says that Spacey must deliver the sum as he violated his contract by taking part in “certain conduct in connection with several crew members in each of the five seasons that he starred in and executive produced House of Cards.”

“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.

Spacey nor his managers did not yet comment on the claims of the company.

The court battle lasted for more than 3 years.

Spacey became cancelled after he was mentioned in the #metoo movement.

Anthony Rapp who starred in Star Trek said that Spacey assaulted him sexually when he was 14.

Others also joined Rapp in accusing Spacey of various sexual crimes.

Spacey himself said that he did not remember the encounters but however agreed to apologize.

Following the events almost all of his acting contracts were cancelled and above all else he was banned from his main series House of Cards where he acted as a Congressman Frank Underwood.

Still he pleaded not guilty in 2019.

His first film role was in The Man Who Drew God movie which was directed by Italian director Franco Nero.