A jury has fully acquitted Kevin Spacey in a sexual harassment case. The charges against the actor were brought by Anthony Rapp. In 2017, he spoke about Kevin Spacey’s inappropriate behavior at a party in the 1980s. After Anthony Rapp’s statement, Kevin Spacey’s career was destroyed, he lost the main role in the TV series “House of Cards”.
A jury of five men and six women acquitted Kevin Spacey in 90 minutes, according to NBC News. The actor thanked everyone who could “understand the falsity of the accusations.” Earlier, Kevin Spacey lost a lawsuit against the creators of the TV series “House of Cards”, the MRC film studio. The performer of the main role in the show was accused of non-compliance with the contract because of the scandal around Kevin Spacey, the authors of the project were forced to urgently rewrite the script.
Kevin Spacey was ordered to pay $31 million. The actor’s departure from “House of Cards” was absurdly explained by the death of the hero Francis Underwood: viewers were so disappointed with the last seasons that they gave the series record low ratings on all major aggregators.
The actor lost his role in the historical drama “1242 – Gateway to the West”. The plot tells about the grandson of the legendary Genghis Khan who subjugated the western part of the Mongol Empire. In 1242, the famous military commander, who won battles in China and Persia, arrives in Europe, where he meets a deeply spiritual man. He was supposed to be played by Kevin Spacey.
A meeting with a local resident changes Batu Khan and leads to the fall of his rule. After meeting the man, the commander stopped his invasion of Europe. The director of “1242 – Gateway to the West” was the director from Hungary Peter Soos. The screenplay was written by Aron Horvath and Joan Lane.