must pay the makers of House of Cards over $31 million for alleged sexual misconduct behind the scenes of the , a judge ruled on August 4, Thursday stating it was not even a "close case."
Spacey, now 63, played and was fired when claims that he sexually preyed on young men surfaced. which included the alleged groping of a production assistant, prompted MRC to launch an investigation and, as a result, cancel his acting and producing contracts.
The ruling comes after a private arbitrator determined in 2020 that Spacey had breached his contract by breaking the company's sexual harassment policy. MRC, the studio behind the successful Netflix series, severed relations with Spacey in 2017 after various claims of sexually predatory behavior against him surfaced. During the arbitration procedure, the firm successfully asserted that Spacey lost them millions of dollars since his alleged wrongdoing prompted them to remove him from the series and shortened the sixth season by five episodes.