VIDEO: Robin Wright opens up on Kevin Spacey allegations

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Robin Wright spoke publicly for the first time on her former “House of Cards” co-star Kevin Spacey’s sexual misconduct allegations in an interview with Today.

“I think we were all surprised, of course, and ultimately saddened. We forged ahead and I think we were all thankful that we were able to complete the series as planned,” Wright told Savannah Guthrie. “We were coworkers, really. We never socialized outside of work. Respectful, professional relationship. He was so great with me, he was never disrespectful to me, so that’s my personal experience, that’s the only thing I feel I have the right to talk about.”

“I haven’t heard from him and I don’t even know how to reach him,” Wright added. “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.”

As for Netflix’s decision to sever ties with Spacey following the allegations, Wright said, “I don’t know how to comment on that. The shock was so intense all over the nation for many reasons; many stories, many people. I think that everybody felt that it was respectful to back off.”

“House of Cards” restructured its sixth and final season to focus on Claire Underwood, played by Wright. Claire takes over the presidency after her husband Frank Underwood resigns.

Spacey faced an onslaught of sexual misconduct allegations after actor Anthony Rapp claimed Spacey tried to seduce him when he was 14 years old. Eight people from the “House of Cards” set also came forward with sexual harassment allegations against Spacey.

Watch the interview below.

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