Kevin Spacey volition person to wage astir $31 cardinal to Media Rights Capital, the accumulation institution down “House of Cards,” a justice has ruled. The histrion starred successful the Netflix bid for 5 seasons earlier helium was fired successful 2017.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mel Red Recana made the ruling earlier this week, confirming an grant that had been decided by an arbitrator past year. CNN has obtained the tribunal documents.
Spacey and MRC person been battling successful the years since the histrion was dismissed from the accumulation implicit allegations of misconduct connected and disconnected the set.
Spacey starred arsenic Frank Underwood connected the Emmy-winning show, and MRC claims that having to chopped him retired of the sixth play of the amusement outgo them millions of dollars and “rendered him (and his affiliated entities) liable.”
Spacey was fired from the TV amusement the time aft CNN published its report successful 2017, successful which respective existent and erstwhile members of the “House of Cards” accumulation unit came guardant with allegations of intersexual harassment. One idiosyncratic besides accused Spacey, who was an enforcement shaper connected the series, of intersexual assault.
Shortly earlier CNN’s report, histrion Anthony Rapp told BuzzFeed News that the histrion made a intersexual beforehand toward him astatine a enactment successful 1986 erstwhile helium was 14 years old. MRC says it halted the accumulation “to code immoderate concerns of the show’s formed and crew” successful aftermath of the allegations, according to a 2021 filing and antecedently reported by CNN.
Following Rapp’s claims, Spacey issued a connection claiming helium did not callback the incidental and apologized for what helium said would person been “deeply inappropriate drunken behavior.”
The Oscar victor is facing a criminal proceedings successful London adjacent twelvemonth aft being accused of sexually assaulting 3 men betwixt 2005 and 2013. Spacey pleaded not blameworthy successful July.
CNN has reached retired to Spacey’s attorneys for comment.