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The accusations of sexual misconduct are costing Kevin Spacey problems and money.
Un juez en Los Ángeles ordenó este jueves al actor estadounidense pagar US$31 millones a la empresa producera de House of Cards por los costos asociados to eliminate his presence from the well-known Netflix series.
Last year, Spacey received a compensation order from the MRC company after several young members of the team accused Spacey of inappropriate conduct, something he denies.
The actor appealed that decision, but his request was rejected.
According to the MRC, Spacey owes them millions of dollars in lost earnings dueto a que su presumanta mala conducta significó que su personaje tuvo que ser eliminado de la sexta temporada de House of Cards and the number of episodes was reduced from 13 to 8.
At the beginning of this year, Spacey’s lawyers tried to cancel the payment of US$31 million, saying that his behavior was nothing more than “sexual insinuations” and “innocent games” and that he did not violate the policy against him because of the MRC .
Pero este jueves, el juez Mel Red Recana confirmed that Spacey will have to pay this monto, which was previously calculated by an arbitrator in October 2020.
The original petition by MCR, obtained by the news agency PA, showed that Spacey was eliminated from the successful Netflix series after surgieron accusaciones de que “systematically se aprocheba, acosaba sexualmente y manoseaba a hombres jóvenes con los que había trabajado a lo largo de su career en proyectos de cine, televisión y teatro”.
The arbitrator concluded that Spacey had repeatedly breached contractual obligations to provide “professional” services that were “coherent with reasonable instructions, practices and policies.”
Spacey, 63 years old, starred House Of Cards durante cinco temporadas interpretando al despiadado politico Frank Underwood, antes de ser eliminatedo del programa luego de las accusaciones.
El mes pasado, compareció ante los tribunales de Londres para negar “energicamente” las accusaciones de agresión sexual por parte de tres hombres, que se remontan a 17 años atrás, cuando Spacey was artístico director en el teatro The Old Vic.
The judgment on this case is scheduled for June 2023, with a preliminary hearing set for the beginning of the next year.
Before that, he must face a civil case, presented by his first public accuser, the actor Anthony Rapp, in New York in October. In 2017, Spacey apologized after being accused of sexually insinuating the actor.
Spacey won the Oscar for best supporting actor in 1996 for his participation in the film Suspechos Habituales; and in the year 2000 he won the Oscar for his starring role in the film Belleza Americana.
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