Kevin Spacey Must Pay $31M for Breaching ‘House of Cards’ Deal

The JAMS arbitrator also pointed to how MRC had suffered from Spacey’s conduct including having to halt the sixth season of House of Cards, rewrite the season, and shorten it from 13 to eight episodes to meet a delivery deadline. Spacey claimed being still entitled to money under his “pay or play” deal and argued that it was the decision by MRC and Netflix to cut him loose and not his conduct in early seasons outside the statute of limitations that had caused financial losses, but those contentions didn’t find favor in arbitration. – Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter »