The allegation is part of an explosive confidential arbitration between Spacey and his former employer, Media Rights Capital, which owns House of Cards. In 2019, MRC sued Spacey for tens of millions of dollars in damages, alleging that his sexual misconduct has devalued the former Netflix drama. "But Spacey then lodged a counterclaim against MRC, arguing that reports of his sexual misdeeds had been exaggerated and that he's owed money MRC never paid him after allegations surfaced in 2017," reports The Hollywood Reporter, which MRC co-owns. The Hollywood Reporter's Tatiana Siegel adds: "After more than a year of contentious private negotiations, the Spacey case was submitted to an arbitrator in February 2020, right before the coronavirus lockdown began, with protective orders in place so that there would be no reporting on the still raging battle. But like everything in the new bizarre world of Spacey, this legal proceeding turned surreal quickly. At one point during his deposition, Spacey sprung up from his seat and performed a song-and-dance number in the conference room."