Actor Kevin Spacey and his production companies were sentenced to pay the creators of House Of Cards nearly $ 31 million (£ 25.5 million) to compensate for the losses he suffered from his dismissal for alleged sexual harassment of crew members.

The ruling confirms a decision made last year by a private arbitrator in favor of the production companies behind the popular Netflix series.

Spacious was fired from the show in 2017 amid multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.

In November, the Hollywood actor was sentenced to pay the sum to independent production company Media Rights Capital following “explosive” allegations of sexual misconduct involving young crew members working on the show.

He asked for the order to be canceled, but Los Angeles judge Mel Recana rejected his application.

The original MRC documents, obtained by the PA agency, detailed how Spacey was cut from House Of Cards following allegations that he was “systematically preying, sexually harassing and groping the young men he had worked with throughout his career at the cinema, on television, and theater projects “.

The arbitrator concluded that Spacey had repeatedly breached contractual obligations to provide services “in a professional manner” that were “consistent with reasonable policies, practices and policies (MRC)” – including its anti-harassment policies.

The actor starred in House Of Cards for five seasons, playing the calculating Frank Underwood, before being barred from the show after allegations surfaced.

In the original ruling, the referee also found that Spacey was not entitled to be paid for the remainder of his contract, as his dismissal had resulted in the show’s sixth season being shortened and rewritten and the loss of millions of MRC. .

Spacey arriving at the Old Bailey

It comes after Spacey appeared in a UK court to “strenuously” deny further sexual assault allegations dating back 17 years.

At London’s Old Bailey on July 14, she denied five charges relating to three men, who are now between 30 and 40 years old.

The alleged offenses are said to have taken place in London and Gloucestershire between 2005 and 2013, during which time Spacey was artistic director of The Old Vic theater.

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