Kevin Spacey ordered to pay $1.2m for sexual harassment settlement

Kevin Spacey has been ordered to pay $1.2m (£909,295) to production company Media Rights Capital as a result of his sexual harassment settlement, the Hollywood Reporter says.

Spacey was investigated for sexual harassment by Newsday in 2000 after the newspaper published an article that detailed four instances of on-set sexual harassment by the actor. A motion for default judgment was filed on 25 October in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

According to the court documents obtained by THR, The two parties agreed on a $2.8m settlement in November 2016 and made a pre-arranged $21,000 payment to Media Rights Capital that same month. The initial amount of $2.8m was financed by the two parties.

Both parties have to certify in writing by 20 January 2018 that they have “abandoned all legal claims” involving sexual harassment, adding that they are not suing Spacey and that the payment “has not been the subject of a writ, demand, or binding order”.

According to the documents, while the parties were close to a final settlement at the time of the filing, they couldn’t reach an agreement on “capitalization, bad faith, or fraudulent acts”.

Neither Spacey nor his lawyer could be reached for comment on the court filing.

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