Friday, April 12, 2024

Pay Up! Judge Reaffirms Kevin Spacey’s $31 Million Judgement from “House of Cards” Producer


You may recall last November Kevin Spacey was ordered to pay the producer of “House of Cards” $31 million.

I wrote about it here.

Today, a judge in LA Superior Court reaffirmed the judgement. Kevin has to pay up, the same amount OJ Simpson was ordered to pay Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman’s families back in 1996.

The irony here is that Spacey must pay MRC, the production company owned by Todd Boehly, formerly of Guggenheim Partners. He is very rich, Todd Boehly. He owns a lot of things including Dick Clark Productions and the Golden Globes. He’s partners in The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard.  He has 20% of the Los Angeles Dodgers. And now he has Kevin Spacey.

This is all because Spacey’s career fell apart from accusations of sexual malfeasance before starting the final season of “House of Cards.” The show had to be rewritten, he missed the season, and the court ruled MRC suffered because of it.

Does Kevin Spacey have $31 million? Boehly is as likely to see that money as the Goldmans and Brown are to get something from Simpson.

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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