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Robin Wright led charge to save 'House Of Cards', says Patricia Clarkson

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

has revealed that fought to save the popular series "House of Cards" from getting axed in the aftermath of the sexual assault allegations against

Appearing on CBS' "The Talk", Clarkson said that Wright worked closely with showrunners, and Melissa James Gibson, to keep the series afloat after Spacey was fired by the

"Robin led all of this charge so that people would save their livelihoods, because when the show goes away, some people don't get paid," Clarkson said.

"We have beautiful showrunners, Frank and Melissa, and they killed themselves to rethink the whole show. It's only eight episodes... I think it's going to be a stunning, stunning new season and I'm thankful for it," she added.

Clarkson joined "House of Cards" in season five last year and essayed the role of Jane Davis, for

Last October, had accused Spacey of sexual assault in an interview with and alleging that the incident happened at a party in 1986, during which the "American Beauty" star made sexual advances towards his then 14-year-old self.

In response to Rapp's accusations, Spacey issued a statement claiming he did not recall the incident, but apologised for what he said would have been "deeply inappropriate drunken behavior."

Spacey also came out in his apology letter.

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 11:10 IST