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Kevin Spacey to pay $31 million in damages from sexual misconduct

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oscar award winning actor, Kevin Spacey Netflix has been ordered to pay nearly $31 million in damages over alleged sexual misconduct behind the scenes of the hit political drama, House of cards, The payment from Spacey will go to the show’s producer, MRC.

In the wake of sexual misconduct allegations leveled against the actor, Spacey was cut from the popular show. Per Deadline, some of those allegations included groping a production assistant and a subsequent investigation. By MRC, the actor saw his participation in the show come to an end. The MRC sued Spacey in October 2020 over the loss of revenue due to the actor’s exit from the show.

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In November 2021 an arbitrator, after 8 days of live testimony and 20 hours of videotaped statement testimony, ruled in favor of the MRC, awarding the company $29.5 million in damages. That award was upheld by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mel Red Ricana with the judge ruling that it was not even close. “Here, [Spacey] It fails to demonstrate that this is even a close matter,” the judge said. MRC’s award will also include an additional $1.4 million in attorney’s fees and costs.

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Over the years, Spacey has been accused of sexual assault and abuse by several men. He recently appeared at Old Bailey Criminal Court in the UK, where he faced five counts of sexual assault, which he charged not guilty. The case against the actor was brought by three anonymous people who alleged that the abuse took place between 2005 and 2013. In October, Spacey will have his civil case brought up by the actor. anthony rap Heard in New York. Rapp first publicly accused Spacey in 2017 of having unwanted sex with 14-year-old Rapp. Spacey issued a statement on Twitter apologizing, saying he is “investigating my own behavior.”

Spacey’s legal battles have taken a toll on his acting career. Apart from losing his role as Underwood, in recent times, the actor has been cut from other projects such as the Genghis Khan film, 1242: Gateway to the West, The actor was written as the lead role of the film, playing a holy man guarding a castle in Hungary against Genghis Khan’s invading forces. However, he is still planned to return to acting with a role in peter five eight, The makers of the film have also defended their lead star.

British broadcaster, Channel 4, has ordered a documentary series about the rise and fall of the actor. it is titled Spacey Unmasked,

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