Thursday, December 9

House of Cards: Kevin Spacey ordered to pay $ 31 million to production

Actor Kevin Spacey was ordered to pay $ 31 million (approximately 27.5 million euros) to MRC, the production company of the “House of Cards” series he was headlining.

MRC was seeking damages for substantial loss of income related to his dismissal from the series. The company had separated from the actor after accusations of harassment and sexual abuse against him.

The House of Cards scenario had to be reworked to exclude the character played by Kevin Spacey and reorganize its entire sixth season, which had been shortened to eight episodes instead of the thirteen originally planned.

MRC, who also indicates that he never had knowledge of reprehensible facts from Kevin Spacey before these accusations of harassment were revealed, explains that after suspending the actor, she launched an internal investigation which revealed that he was in fact guilty of such acts.

The lawsuits against the American Beauty star, charged with indecent assault and sexual assault in the US state of Massachusetts, had been dropped, without any reason being given. During 2020, he was again charged by two men who claimed to have been sexually assaulted when they were 14.

Launched in 2013, the House of Cards series followed the unscrupulous politician Frank Underwood. Kevin Spacey shared the bill with Robin Wright during the first five seasons. Shortly after the accusations against Kevin Spacey, the producers announced that the sixth season would be the last of the series. Two episodes had been fully filmed before the sexual harassment charges appeared. MRC had made the decision to remove them, to “kill” the character of Franck Underwood, and to focus this 6th season on the character played by Robin Wright.

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