× Kevin Spacey Ordered to Pay $31 Million to ‘House of Cards’ Studio
Nearly a decade after Kevin Spacey was fired from the hit Netflix series “House of Cards,” the disgraced star’s former employer is expected to get more than $31 million — a judgment that could amount to more than double what it paid for the show.
On Monday, actor Roger Deakins, who won an Oscar for best cinematography in 2001 for the film “Bram Stoker’s Dracula,” reached a judgment against Netflix and Media Rights Capital, which produced the show, over the fact that they continued to use Spacey in work-related videos following allegations of sexual misconduct.
It was revealed in late October that Spacey, the show’s leading man, had been fired and then later suspended over allegations of sexual misconduct against two of his “House of Cards” employees.
The video companies paid Spacey more than $17 million during the run of the show, CNNMoney has previously reported. That means they’ll ultimately get at least double what they were initially paid to keep Spacey in the show.
Netflix and MRC did not respond to a request for comment, but MRC has said it has “a zero tolerance policy for any form of sexual harassment.”
Spacey’s publicist said in November, after the allegations went public, that the actor “categorically” denies the allegations.