The production company behind Dealer was awarded more than 30 million dollars after a referee is found Disgraced star Kevin Spacey, who was fired for alleged sexual misconduct, breached his contract.
MRC was awarded $31 million in arbitration after alleging it lost millions as a result of Spacey’s removal from the program in 2017. The Wall Street Journal report. The arbitrator ruled that Spacey violated the MRC’s sexual harassment policy and ordered the actor and his production companies to pay $29.5 million and $1.2 million in damages. attorney fees, based on Diversity.
Spacey stars on Netflix political drama Dealer for five seasons and production of a sixth was underway when the actor was accused of sexual misconduct in 2017. After Spacey was fired from the series for the allegation, two episodes had to be canceled because the part was rewritten to show his character. The MRC accused them of suffering millions of damages as a result, while the actor filed a lawsuit alleging that the MRC owed him money, The Hollywood Reporter report.
The MRC alleges it conducted an investigation that found that Spacey “violated the terms of both the executive and production-action agreement that set standards for his workplace conduct, including including a violation of the MRC’s harassment policy”. every Journal. Arbitrator identifies Spacey, who is accused grope the production assistant in the program, be liable for “serious breach of contract”, Diversity report.
Spatial sorry in 2017 after actor Anthony Rapp accused of being an actor engaged in sex with him when he was 14, and many other accusers later accused him of harassment or assault. In 2019, a fee against Spacey has been removed after the accuser begged the fifth.
MRC in one declare with The Hollywood Reporter commemorated the ruling, saying it was “set out to promote accountability” because “the safety of our employees, department and work environment is paramount.”
https://theweek.com/news/1007389/kevin-spacey-breached-house-of-cards-contract-and-must-pay-31-million-arbitrator-rules Kevin Spacey breaches House of Cards contract and must pay $31 million, arbitration rules