Kevin Spacey has been ordered to pay $31 million over his firing from Netflix’s House of Cards.
Spacey was forced out of the hit show in 2017 after multiple accusations of sexual assault. The show was then subsequently cancelled early. In 2018, the show concluded with Spacey’s co-star and on-screen wife Robin Wright taking over as the lead.
The Spacey accusations cost Spacey his job on the show and his producing roles at Netflix. Now, Spacey has been ordered to pay $29.5 million in damages and $1.4 million in legal fees. Spacey was found to have violated the production company MRC’s sexual harassment policy.
“The safety of our employees, sets and work environments is of paramount importance to MRC and why we set out to push for accountability. We thank Michael Kump and Gregory Korn of Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump Holley LLP for their commitment and hard work in this case,” MRC said in a statement.
The Wall Street Journal broke this story.