Jeffrey Tambor's future on the Amazon comedy series "Transparent" remains in question following sexual harassment allegations made against him. This was based on a statement from Tambor in which decried the current "toxic atmosphere" and the "politicisation" on-set, leading him to say it was "very hard for me to see how I can possibly return". Yet a representative for the actor disclosed to The Times recently that, in fact, Mr. Tambor had no plans to quit. And the show's creator, Jill Soloway, said that they take the accusations against Tambor very seriously, but because of Amazon's ongoing investigation into the matter, they couldn't discuss it further.
According to the Deadline report, Amazon had not yet picked up Tambor's option for a fifth season yet, leaving the door open for his character to be written out amid this developing situation. "I am deeply sorry if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being sexually aggressive or if I ever offended or hurt anyone".
Tambor was accused of sexual harassment by his former personal assistant, a trans woman named Van Barnes, in a private Facebook post which was later circulated and reported on by the media.
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After the allegations emerged, Tambor seemed to be stepping down from the show.
One week later came trans actress Lysette's allegation-that the actor made lascivious remarks to her and tried to touch her inappropriately on set. Shortly afterwards, Trace Lysette, an actress who had shared scenes with Tambor, described incidents where he made inappropriate comments about her wardrobe and on one occasion thrust his penis into her. She for the most part kept it to herself.
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"I know I haven't always been the easiest person to work with", he said. "I have never been a predator-ever".