Kevin Spacey Ordered to Pay $31 Million to “House of Cards” Producer for Sexual Misconduct

A Los Angeles court judge ordered Kevin Spacey to pay $31 million to the producers of Netflix’s “House of Cards” on Thursday after they fired him from the series due to alleged behind the scenes predatory sexual misconduct.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mel Red Recana ordered Spacey to pay $29.5 million in damages and an additional $1.5 million in attorney’s fees and costs.

Recana wrote that Spacey and his attorneys “fail to demonstrate that this is even a close case” and “do not demonstrate that the damages award was so utterly irrational that it amounts to an arbitrary remaking of the parties’ contracts.”

House of Cards producer Media Rights Capital fired Spacey in 2017 following multiple allegations of sexually predatory behavior against the actor.

MRC argued that Spacey owed them millions in lost profits because his misconduct forced the producers to remove him from the sixth season of the “House of Cards,” trimming the season from 13 episodes to eight.

“We are pleased with the court’s ruling,” Media Rights Capital attorney Michael Kump said.


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