Actor Kevin Spacey has been ordered to pay $1.2 million in damages to one of the production companies that had accused him of sexual assault — and a few million more in punitive damages.
The decision was made in a civil trial over allegations that Spacey assaulted former camera assistant Anthony Rapp in 1986. Spacey had denied any wrongdoing, claiming that Rapp had come out in a recent interview with BuzzFeed. (Spacey’s representatives did not immediately respond to requests for comment.)
The companies that accused Spacey of sexual assault sued him for $3.75 million, with around $2.4 million awarded in damages. A jury has now awarded $1.2 million to one of the companies in the settlement.
For the most part, the accusations against Spacey pertained to incidents that occurred in the 1980s and 1990s. On Monday, Spacey was ordered to pay $2 million in punitive damages to Rapp, who accused him of assaulting him at a party in 1986 when Rapp was 14. During the trial, court records showed that Spacey’s representatives had refused to pay for any of Rapp’s attorneys, who had spent five months preparing his testimony.
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