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American actor Kevin Spacey was ordered to pay $ 31 million to the company that produced the series “House of Cards”, in which he played the main character until he be fired on charges of sexual harassment, according to legal documents released Monday.
MRC, the production company behind the hit series on political intrigue in Washington, sought damages for lost earnings attributed to the actor's exit from the series after charges against him of sexual harassment and abuse.
In the published legal document, MRC explains that after these accusations of harassment, the company suspended the actor and launched an internal investigation which revealed that the star of the film “American Beauty” was indeed guilty of such acts.
This wave of accusations put an abrupt end to the career of the actor, 62, in the midst of the #Metoo movement campaigning against sexual abuse in Hollywood after the revelations concerning producer Harvey Weinstein.
< p> The two-Oscar-winning actor starred as an unscrupulous politician in all five seasons of the “House of Cards” series before accusations of sexual harassment appeared in the press.
The departure of the actor forced the producers to reorganize the series which resulted in “substantial losses”, argued MRC, which also indicates to have never been aware of wrongdoing on the part by Kevin Spacey before those harassment accusations came to light.
The script had to be overhauled to exclude the character played by Kevin Spacey and revamp the entire sixth season, reduced from 13 to eight episodes.
MRC started this procedure in 2019. The same year, the s lawsuits against the American actor, charged with indecent assault and sexual assault in the US state of Massachusetts, had been dropped.