The judgement, made in October of 2020, became public in November after a petition.
After finding that Spacey had violated the company’s sexual harassment policy, the arbitrator ruled that he should pay the colossal $31 million sum in damages and legal fees to the show’s producer, MRC.
The 62-year-old actor was removed from his starring role in House of Cards following numerous allegations of sexual misconduct which emerged in 2017.
His former co-star Robin Wright subsequently led the series through its final season as Claire Underwood.
Now, in documents obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, Spacey’s lawyers are seeking to dismiss the awarded sum entirely.
“The award is permeated with factual and legal errors,” cited the new filing. “Most fundamentally, its finding that MRC proved by preponderance of the evidence that Spacey sexually harassed five former [House of Cards] crewmembers.”
“The truth it that while Spacey participated in a pervasive on-set culture that was filled with sexual innuendoes, jokes and innocent horseplay, he never sexually harassed anyone.”