“The one thing we have learned throughout this process is that this production is bigger than just one person and we could not be more proud to be associated with one of the most loyal and talented production cast and crews in this business.”
In the letter, published in the Hollywood Reporter, she added: “Our hope is that the entire crew will be able to reconvene when production resumes, but we want you to know that we will certainly understand if crew members need to find other work in the interim, which will prevent them from re-joining us. We sincerely appreciate all you have done”.
She said that the writers are continuing their work during the hiatus – presumably working on how to write Spacey out.
Spacey, who was artistic director at London’s Old Vic theatre, is currently being investigated by Scotland Yard over two allegations of sexual assault.
He also faces claims of “on-set sexual misconduct” by members of the House Of Cards production crew.
Netflix previously announced it “will not be involved with any further production of House of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey” after initial allegations were made about him by Anthony Rapp.
The actor said he was 14 when Spacey allegedly harassed him following a party in 1986.
Spacey claimed to have no memory of the alleged incident while offering an apology to Rapp “for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour”.