Jeffrey Tambor says he hasn't exited Transparent despite earlier statement

Share

Despite allegations of sexual harassment, Jeffrey Tambor might actually return to Transparent in season 5. Van Barnes, Tambor's former assistant, alleges that Tambor groped her, and Trace Lysette, who plays Shea in the series, subsequently accused Tambor of rubbing his dick against her as well as making unwelcome sexual remarks. By the end of the month, Tambor had released a statement loosely apologizing for his actions, and that statement also included what many took to be a resignation from the series: "Given the politicized atmosphere that seems to have afflicted our set", he said, "I don't see how I can return to Transparent". (Allegations by many other men have been reported since.) And when a New York Times investigation revealed multiple allegations of sexual misconduct by the comedian Louis C.K., a distributor canceled the premiere of his movie "I Love You, Daddy", and FX and other networks broke ties with him.

Publicist Allan Mayer offered a more extensive explanation in the wake of more accusations from makeu partist Tamara Delbridge.

Show creator Jill Soloway has not commented on the allegations.

Jeffrey Tambor says he hasn't exited Transparent despite earlier statement
Jeffrey Tambor says he hasn't exited Transparent despite earlier statement

In the aftermath of the new claims, Tambor said, "This is no longer the job I signed up for four years ago".

Now that Tambor has announced he may return to Transparent after all, the fate of his character, and the show as a whole, rests on Amazon's shoulders.

Writers are now at work on a fifth season of "Transparent", though it continues to remain unclear if Tambor would continue to star in it. 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. He initially referred to Ms. Barnes as "a former disgruntled assistant of mine" and told Deadline that he was "appalled and distressed by this baseless allegation". She was just like, 'Girl, he is a piece of work. And after Ms. Lysette's statement, he told The Hollywood Reporter that he was upset to "find myself accused of behavior that any civilized person would condemn unreservedly". "But I have never been a predator - ever", Tambor continued. 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.

Sahly: Net neutrality helps small businesses, is worth saving
What is the argument for network neutrality? Ajit Pai , the chairman of the FCC, has hit back against complaints of the repeal. ADVERTISEMENTPai and his backers have also seized on some extreme cases of the net neutrality backlash.

Share