Kevin Spacey ordered to pay $31 million for breaching House of Cards deal 6 days ago

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.

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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".

β€œThe 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.