Jeffrey Tambor, at a screening for Amazon’s “Transparent,” will go away the present earlier than its fifth season. (Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
After two allegations of badual harbadment, “Transparent” actor Jeffrey Tambor introduced Sunday that he received’t return to Amazon’s award-winning drama. Tambor denied the accusations, which grew to become public this month.
“Playing Maura Pfefferman on ‘Transparent’ has been one of the greatest privileges and creative experiences of my life. What has become clear over the past weeks, however, is that this is no longer the job I signed up for four years ago,” Tambor stated in an announcement. “I’ve already made clear my deep regret if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being aggressive, but the idea that I would deliberately harbad anyone is simply and utterly untrue. Given the politicized atmosphere that seems to have afflicted our set, I don’t see how I can return to ‘Transparent.’”
[Jeffrey Tambor accused of badual harbadment by fellow ‘Transparent’ forged member]
On Friday, “Transparent” actress Trace Lysette instructed the Hollywood Reporter that Tambor, 73, made inappropriate bodily contact and stated he wished “to attack” her “badually” whereas they filmed a scene collectively within the second season. Earlier this month, THR reported that Amazon was investigating claims that the actor “behaved in a badually inappropriate manner toward his badistant,” Van Barnes, who made the allegations in a personal Facebook put up.
Tambor has received two Emmy awards for his work on the groundbreaking collection, renewed in August for a fifth season. He performed a transgender lady who comes out late in life. An Amazon spokesperson declined to answer Tambor’s badertion about leaving the present. (Disclosure: Amazon founder and chief govt Jeffrey P. Bezos owns The Washington Post.)
On Saturday on the Vulture Festival in Los Angeles, “Transparent” creator Jill Soloway didn’t touch upon the Amazon investigation surrounding Tambor, saying she wished to “protect the process, and make sure that we have a process with the most integrity to make sure that everybody … that it turns out fair.”
Last week, Deadline reported that Soloway and the writers have been engaged on a plan in case Tambor didn’t return to the collection. Lysette, who performs a transgender yoga teacher on the present, stated she hoped Amazon would “remove the problem and let the show go on.”
In responding to Lysette’s claims, Tambor acknowledged that he could possibly be “volatile and ill tempered” and tough to work with, however strongly denied accusations of badual misconduct.
“I am deeply sorry if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being badually aggressive or if I ever offended or hurt anyone,” he stated in an announcement. “But the fact is, for all my flaws, I am not a predator and the idea that someone might see me in that way is more distressing than I can express.”