Friday, June 21, 2024

Reports: Kevin Spacey Will Have to Pay “House of Cards” Producer $31 Million Over Sex Scandal Cancellation


Kevin Spacey is now in a special class with OJ Simpson.

Spacey has lost an arbitration appeal over a case he already lost brought by the producers of “House of Cards,” his Netflix TV series.

Producer MRC — which also owns Dick Clark Productions, lots of awards shows, is in business with Variety publisher Penske Media, etc — sued Spacey when they had to scrap the first two episodes of the final season of “House of Cards” and rewrite the entire season without him.

Spacey apparently lost the case and appealed. Now he’s lost the appeal and will have to cough up $31 million. That’s the same amount the families of Ronald Goldman and Nicole Brown were awarded in their civil case about Simpson. They’ve never seen a dime and neither will MRC.

The news of the appeal amount came in a filing from MRC about the case. The Wall Street Journal reports “MRC said it conducted an investigation into Mr. Spacey’s behavior on the set of the show and determined he “had breached provisions of both the Acting and Executive Producing Agreements that set standards for his workplace conduct, including by breaching MRC’s Harassment Policy.”

So that’s it. Spacey’s career has been basically ruined by a number of allegations and lawsuits all accusing him of being a sexual predator. He was a double Oscar winner and a Tony Award winner.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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