Kevin Spacey owes $31M breach of contract to 'House of Cards' studio

Mon. November 22, 2021 6:20 PM by Gerald Farinas

kevin spacey with gov. martin o'malley of maryland

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Spacey violated the sexual harassment policy of MRC studio

Los Angeles Superior Court filings show actor Kevin Spacey needs to pay about $31 million to the studio that produced the award-winning U.S. remake of House of Cards. Spacey left the show after sex abuse allegations from several men.

The payment is ordered through an arbitration process between Spacey and MRC studio.

MRC says that Spacey violated his contract when he it became apparent he was involved in a pattern of sexual harassment.

CNBC reports that Spacey's production companies were also ordered to pay $29.5 million in damages plus $1.2 million in attorneys fees, in addition to further costs of $235,000.

The event forced Spacey to come out publicly as gay, though it had been known in his social circles.