The actor violated his contract with production company MRC when he was fired for a sex abuse scandal in 2017.
American actor and former star of the House of Cards series, Kevin Spacey, will have to pay USD 31 million to the production company of the series, Media Rights Capital (MRC), after a private arbitrator in the United States concluded that the interpreter breached his contract by revealing the sexual abuse scandals.
MRC will have to be compensated with the sum of 29.5 million in damages and 1.4 million in attorneys’ fees and costs. “The safety of our employees, settings and work environments is of the utmost importance to MCR and that is why we set out to promote accountability,” the producer revealed in a statement.
In 2017, following the accusations of Anthony Rapp, who revealed to have been sexually abused by the actor, Spacey was removed from the show. This was not the only accusation Spacey received, At least 20 men reported him for harassment and abuse between 1995 and 2013, during his time as artistic director of the Old Vic theater in London.
Back then, the streaming platform and producer Netflix, announced that he would no longer be working with Spacey. The dismissal was sudden and the sixth and final season of the series completely eliminated the protagonist, leaving Robin Wright’s character, Claire Underwood, as the main protagonist of the story.
In response to Rapp, Spacey said he did not remember the encounter, but apologized for what he said that “it would have been very inappropriate drunken behavior”. Additionally, he revealed to be homosexual.
Spacey’s last appearance in theaters occurred in Billionaire Boys Club in 2018, but his return to the big screen will be in “L’uomo che disegnò Dio”, where he will play an investigator responsible for a case involving accusations of pedophilia against a blind artist. (I)