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Court rules Spacey must pay $31m over House of Cards exit

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Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey has lost his appeal to have a $31m (€30m) arbitration award to the producers of House of Cards overturned.

In November, the Hollywood actor was ordered to pay the sum to MRC following “explosive” allegations of sexual misconduct involving young crew members working on the production.

Spacey had filed to have the order overturned, but his request was denied by a US judge in Los Angeles.

The actor was cut from the show after the allegations surfaced. In the original ruling the arbitrator found that Spacey was not entitled to be paid for the remainder of his contract, as his dismissal had caused the show’s sixth season to be shortened and rewritten and had cost MRC millions in lost revenue.

It comes after Spacey appeared in a London court last month to “strenuously” deny further allegations of sexual assault charges dating back 17 years. He denied five allegations relating to three men.

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