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Kevin Spacey will have to compensate the production of “House of Cards” for the sexual harassment committed during the filming of the series

Kevin Spacey will have to compensate the production of “House of Cards” for the sexual harassment committed during the filming of the series

American actor Kevin Spacey will have to compensate the company that produced the television series House of Cards, of which he was the protagonist, for the sexual harassment committed against some people who worked or had worked on the set. A Los Angeles court upheld an arbitration decision that last November had established that Spacey’s behavior had violated his contract with the production company, MRC II Distribution. Spacey will have to pay the company 31 million dollars, about 30 million dolars.

Spacey is 63 years old and has been one of the most popular actors of recent decades. The first allegations against him date back to October 2017, when actor Anthony Rapp accused him of molesting him in 1986, when he was 14. A few days later eight men who worked or had worked with Spacey in House of Cards they reported that he had harassed or sexually harassed them, adding that because of his behavior the set was a “toxic” place for young males. Due to the allegations, production on the series was temporarily suspended and Spacey was canceled from Ridley Scott’s film All the money in the world. The final season of House of Cards it was done anyway, without Spacey, but the number of episodes was cut from 13 to 8.

In the following months and years, further reports of sexual harassment emerged. In 2019, the only charges that became the subject of a criminal investigation were dropped. Last May Spacey was accused of committing four sexual assaults against three men in the UK as well. In a hearing that was held in London on July 14 he had declared himself not guilty.

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Written by Rebecca Bell

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