Robin Wright says Kevin Spacey deserves a second chance

Kevin Spacey's former co-star Robin Wright says he deserves a "second chance" following sexual assault allegations made against him.
Kevin Spacey's former co-star Robin Wright says he deserves a "second chance" following sexual assault allegations made against him. Photo credit: AAP

Kevin Spacey's former co-star Robin Wright says he deserves a "second chance" following sexual assault allegations made against him.

Spacey was first accused of sexual misconduct in October last year by actor Anthony Rapp, before further allegations by House of Cards production staff and others were aired in the days and weeks later.

"I believe every human being has the ability to reform," Wright told Net-A-Porter's edit magazine.

"In that sense, second chances, or whatever you are going to call it, absolutely I believe in that. It's called growth."

After Spacey's dismissal, Netflix announced it would air a sixth season of the show with Wright's character Claire Underwood as the focus.

However, Wright told Edit magazine the season was close to being cancelled due to the "climate" at the time.

"The air was thick, you know. Harvey Weinstein…People were [saying], 'We have to shut everything down or otherwise it will look like we are glorifying and honouring this thing that's dirty.'"

Last month the LA County District Attorney's Office was reported to be investigating a new allegation, bringing the total number of men who have accused Spacey to more than 30.

Wright had previously told NBC's The Today Show she and Spacey were co-workers, and never really socialised outside of work.

The sixth season of House of Cards is due for release in November.

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