/ 24 November 2021

Kevin Spacey’s house of cards tumbles

Image source: Getty
Image source: Getty

The Hollywood actor was one of the early scalps of the #MeToo movement, which unearths sexual abuse and harassment. In 2017, Kevin Spacey was accused of making a sexual advance on a 14yo actor in 1986. And things went downhill from there when allegations of unwanted touching and crude comments were levelled by crew members on the hit Netflix series. The show’s makers MRC responded by killing off his character, which was tricky because, umm, he was the main character… MRC say they haemorrhaged millions of dollars because the final series was already written and shot when it had to be canned. An arbitrator found that Spacey should pay the company US$31 million for breaching his contract’s demands for professional conduct. Spacey appealed against that finding, but a Californian court has upheld the original decision and made the previously private matter public.

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