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In this week’s edition, big news about a remarkable court case that delves into sex addiction and explores the collapse of Netflix’s House of Cards in the wake of the Kevin Spacey scandal—including what producers really knew and the Netflix deal that allowed the show to return for that underwhelming sixth season.
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Disney on Defense: The Walt Disney Co., usually the aggressor in copyright enforcement cases, will be a defendant at a potentially mind-blowing trial on Oct. 27. The showdown revolves around...
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The production company behind Netflix’s “House of Cards” is claiming that Spacey’s alleged sex addiction should have triggered its insurance policy. But Lloyd’s of London suggests the studio knew all about his “condition”—and lied about it from the start.
Is “sex addiction” a debilitating sickness, a preexisting condition, or an excuse for sleazy men? That’s the $50 million question at the heart of a novel lawsuit concerning Kevin Spacey’s behavior while filming House of Cards. Spacey, of course, was infamously fired from the hit Netflix series in 2017 after multiple men accused him of sexual misconduct. During the ordeal, he...
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