Kevin Spacey ordered to pay $31 million for breaching House of Cards deal
An arbitrator has ruled that Spacey's on-set misconduct ultimately led to a breach of contract.
Kevin Spacey has been hit with a gigantic legal bill following the outcome of a two-year behind-closed-doors battle over his conduct on the set of House of Cards.
Spacey, who has has numerous accusations of sexual misconduct levelled against him, must pay House of Cards producer MRC almost $31 million following a ruling at Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the allegations against the actor – which include the groping of a production assistant – resulted in the termination of his acting and producing contracts on the show.
An arbitrator has now found that Spacey repeatedly breached his contractual obligations to provide services "in a professional manner" and "consistent with MRC's reasonable directions, practices and policies".
“The safety of our employees, sets and work environments is of paramount importance to MRC and why we set out to push for accountability,” said MRC in a statement.
Spacey had previously claimed that he was still entitled to payment under his "pay or play" deal, following his release from the popular Netflix series.