Kevin Spacey ordered to pay $3 million by studio for alleged sexual assault

​Kevin Spacey has been ordered to pay $3 million by the House of Cards studio for the alleged sexual assault of a former production assistant, Variety reported.

Netflix fired Spacey in November after a 23-year-old male production assistant claimed he was sexually assaulted in July 2016 in the House of Cards production trailer.

Spacey faced six felony charges of sexual assault and battery in June. A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge on Thursday imposed the largest sum allowed under the charges against Spacey, but did not convict the 62-year-old actor.

The actor’s lawyer confirmed that an appeal would be filed after the hearing, according to Variety.

Netflix and Media Rights Capital had both filed motions to cut Spacey’s $2 million a month alimony, which also included $90,000 in taxes. Spacey had also been asked to forfeit $18 million in earned salary.

“Motion #1 was denied. Motion #2, the denial of payment of $4 million by Spacey is in process,” Netflix posted on Twitter.

Motion #1 was denied. Motion #2, the denial of payment of $4 million by Spacey is in process. #HouseofCardsforever. — Netflix US (@netflix) October 12, 2018

During the trial, Spacey claimed he did not remember the alleged sexual assault, and his lawyers argued that he would be unable to handle the money or jury.

Spacey’s alleged victim, when asked about Spacey, did not say anything but just smiled.

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