Kevin Spacey, 62, isn’t really on a good run. The Hollywood star has to pay the “House of Cards” makers 31 million dollars (around 27 million euros) for losses that have arisen since 2017 when he left the Netflix series. This has now been decided by a US arbitration tribunal after more than three years of legal dispute. Reason: Spacey violated the requirements of his professional conduct set out in his contract in all five seasons of “House of Cards” both as an actor and as a producer.
MRC, the studio behind “House of Cards,” had to stop production of the series’ sixth season after Spacey’s layoff, rewrite it to remove Spacey’s main character, and cut it from 13 to eight episodes to meet the deadlines. That led to losses in the tens of millions, according to the court document.
Spacey’s dream career went down the drain in 2017 after several men alleged that Spacey gave them sexually abusive behavior. Netflix immediately stopped working with him. He was cut out of the Hollywood film “All the Money in the World” and replaced by Christopher Plummer. Despite multiple accusations, the Oscar winner was never convicted. The only criminal case brought against him, a charge of molesting a young man, 18, was dismissed by the Massachusetts Attorney’s Office in 2019.