Kevin Spacey ordered to pay more than $30 million for breach of contract
Actor Kevin Spacey has been ordered to pay a production company more than $30 million for breach of contract.
An arbitrator ruled that sexual misconduct scandals surrounding the actor meant he fell foul of his contract and had to pay the production firm behind the Netflix show House of Cards, in which he starred.
Mr Spacey, 62, played Frank Underwood in the series but was fired following allegations of sexual misbehaviour. He was dismissed after production had begun on the sixth series.
MRC, which produced House of Cards, took legal action in 2019, claiming it had incurred tens of millions of dollars in additional fees and lost revenue.
The arbitrator awarded MRS $29.5 million in damages as well as $1.4 million in legal fees and costs.