Robin Wright, star of the hit Netflix series House of Cards, publicly addressed the allegations of sexual assault against former co-star Kevin Spacey for the first time.
Speaking to Savannah Guthrie of The Today Show this morning, Wright said:
“Kevin and I knew each other between action and cut, and in between setups where we would giggle. I didn’t really, I didn’t know the man. I knew the incredible craftsman that he is."
“Kevin and I knew each other between action and cut.”
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) July 8, 2018
In the wake of Spacey's dismissal from the show, it's been announced that the final season of House of Cards will focus on Wright's character of "Claire Underwood."
Wright's statement comes as more allegations of 'inappropriate behavior' by Oscar winner Spacey continue to pile up. Three more men have come forward accusing Spacey of sexual assault.
All three men say the assaults took place in the 1990s in England. Police in the UK are now investigating six different accusations of assault by the actor.
Concurrently, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office is looking into a 1992 accusation of sexual assault against Spacey.
It was in late October of 2017 that the Academy Award winner's career began to spin out from under him as Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp came forward during the surge of the #MeToo movement to accuse Spacey of making a sexual advance to him in the 1980s when Rapp was only 14-years-old.
Spacey responded by coming out via Twitter.
Almost immediately, an avalanche of other men came forward with their own reports of sexual impropriety.
The 58-year-old actor was released from his starring role on House of Cards after several members of the cast and crew raised their own accusations.
Additionally, Spacey was also edited out of the movie All the Money in the World shortly before it’s release and replaced with Christopher Plummer, who would go on to be nominated for Golden Globe, BAFTA and Academy Awards for his work in the film.
According to reports, Spacey's agent and publicist have severed ties with the actor.