Kevin Spacey must pay $31m to House of Cards firm – reports

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Kevin Spacey must pay $31m (£24m) to the House of Cards TV production company, Media Rights Capital, for cost and insurance claims, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge said on Sunday, CBS reports.

A jury in October had decided that Spacey was legally responsible for the “excessive losses” caused by the sexual harassment and assault accusations against him.

In 2015, Spacey was accused of groping a then-18-year-old actor, Anthony Rapp, in a hotel room.

Spacey said in a public apology to Rapp that he was “beyond horrified to hear his story”. He subsequently said that he has “enormous respect and admiration for Anthony”.

“This moment of reckoning is your moment too. What’s at stake is the truth,” he said.

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Rapp’s accusation drew two further allegations from former House of Cards crew members, one of whom later went on to receive a settlement of almost $1m (£809,000) from Spacey.

Spacey, who left the Netflix series after the allegations against him surfaced, won a posthumous Emmy for his portrayal of Frank Underwood in House of Cards in 2017.

In his ruling, Judge Francis M. Pianka said it was up to Spacey to make restitution “under his moral or religious beliefs”.

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