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Kevin Spacey ordered to pay nearly $31M to ‘House of Cards’ makers

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Kevin Spacey and his production companies must pay the makers of House of Cards nearly US$31 million because of losses brought on by his 2017 firing for the sexual harassment of crew members.The ruling from Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mel Red Recana gives the force of law to the $30.9 million award in favour of MRC and other companies that produced the Netflix series by a private arbitrator who heard the case against Spacey.

Judicial pre trial scheduled at Ontario court in Jacob Hoggard sexual assault case 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.”“We are pleased with the court’s ruling,” MRC attorney Michael Kump said in an email to The Associated Press.Spacey has denied the allegations through his attorneys and his spokesperson, who did not immediately respond to emails seeking comment.The arbitrator found that Spacey violated his contract’s demands for professional behaviour by “engaging certain conduct in connection with several crew members in each of the five seasons that he starred in and executive produced House of Cards,” according to a filing from Kump requesting the approval.

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