Stars of Drum in season 4 of Transparent .
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Despite two accusations of sexual misconduct, it seems Jeffrey Tambor might not be giving up Transparent after all.
Just a few weeks ago, the Emmy-winning actor seemed to indicate that he was moving away from the Amazon series after accusations of sexual misconduct by his former personal assistant Van Barnes and his co-star Trace Lysette -although he categorically denied having committed any lack of sexual ethics. Now, however, it seems that he does not intend to abandon the program after all. According to The New York Times a representative of Tambor recently indicated that he has no plans to resign, despite the statement he made weeks ago, following Lysette's accusation.
"Performing Maura Pfefferman at Transparente has been one of the greatest privileges and creative experiences of my life," said Tambor at that time. "What has become clear in recent weeks, however, is that this is no longer the job I signed up for four years ago, and I have made it clear that I deeply regret if some of my actions were ever misinterpreted by someone like me. aggressive, but the idea that I would deliberately harass someone is simply and completely false, given the politicized atmosphere that seems to have afflicted our set, I do not see how I can return to Transparent. "
Now, without However, his publicist, Allan Mayer, has clarified that comment to the Times : "What he said was that given the toxic atmosphere and politicization on set, it is very difficult for him to see how can he come back, but Jeffrey or Amazon did not make a final decision for next year. "
The Amazon series had been contemplating a future without its award-winning star repeatedly, but now it is not clear whether Tambor will really follow the path of Kevin Spacey and Danny Masterson, or stay by more seasons. (Amazon Studios and the drum manager did not immediately respond to VF requesting comments)
Barnes, who is transgender, was the first to accuse Tambor of behaving inappropriately with her in a private publication From Facebook . Amazon launched its investigation when Tambor denied the comments and said in a statement: "I am aware that a disgruntled former assistant has made a private publication implying that I have acted inappropriately with her." I reject and vehemently and firmly deny any and all implication and allegation that I have ever engaged in any inappropriate behavior towards this person or any other person with whom I have ever worked. "I am dismayed and distressed by this unfounded claim."
A week later, the actress of trans interpreter Lysette said that the actor made lascivious comments and tried to play her inappropriately on set. Lysette was also Barnes's roommate when she worked for Tambor; While making her own accusation, the actress remembered: "She would come home shattered and stressed." I saw him knock her down. She generally kept it to herself. She was like, Chica Girl, he's a job. If I knew what I'm going through. "But I knew it"
Drum responded to Lysette's accusation with a new and longer statement:
For the past four years, I have had the great privilege, and huge
responsibility of interpreting Maura Pfefferman, a transgender woman, in a
show that I know that it has had a huge and positive impact on a community
that has been largely discarded and misunderstood. Now I am
accused of behavior that any civilized person would condemn
without reservation. I know that I have not always been the easiest person to work
with. I can be volatile and short tempered, and all too often I express my
opinions with hardness and without tact. But I've never been a predator
never. I'm very sorry if any of my actions were ever misinterpreted
by anyone who is sexually aggressive or if I have ever offended or hurt
no one. But the fact is that, despite all my shortcomings, I'm not a predator and the
the idea that someone sees me that way is more distressing than me