Jeffrey Tambor Ex-Assistant Claims Sexual Harassment ... Amazon Investigating


On Wednesday, Deadline reported the existence of a private Facebook post from the actor's former assistant, a transgender woman named Van Barnes, which implied that Tambor engaged in inappropriate behavior.

Amazon's stance on such allegations is to investigated promptly and thoroughly, a source told Deadline.

Actor Jeffrey Tambor attends The 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on December 11, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. Barnes has previously appeared on E!'s now defunct "I Am Cait", with Caitlyn Jenner as well as the Amazon documentary anthology seires "This is Me". The news comes just weeks after Roy Price, the chief of the studio, was forced to resign after being suspended over claims related to his behavior.

Deadline first obtained the following statement from Tambor, who "adamantly" denied the allegations, citing a "disgruntled" former assistant behind the claim.

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Amazon is in the process of speaking to both members of the "Transparent" production and Tambor personally, per the studio's policy.

Tambor stars as Maura Pfefferman in "Transparent" leading the series as a transgender parent to three children.

'I am appalled and distressed by this baseless allegation, ' Tambor said.

After Price left Amazon, so did head of scripted programming Joe Lewis, followed by head of unscripted programming Conrad Riggs. Hackett is the executive producer of Amazon's The Man in the High Castle and the upcoming Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams and the daughter of iconic science-fiction author Philip K. Dick.