Tambor quits ‘Transparent’ after sexual harassment claims
Los Angeles, Nov 20 : Jeffery Tambor decided not to return to the comedy series “Transparent”, after two women accused the actor of sexual harassment.
The claims were made by former Tambor assistant Van Barnes and co-actor Tracy Lysette, whom the actor denied.
“Playing with Maura Pfefferman on” Transparent “has been one of the greatest privileges and creative experiences of my life, which has become evident over the last few weeks, plus the work I signed four years ago .
“I have already clearly expressed my deep regret if any of my actions were misinterpreted by anyone as being aggressive, but the idea that I would deliberately harass someone is simply and completely false, given the politicized atmosphere that seems to have I do not see how I could go back to Transparent, “he added.
The actor, 73, had issued a statement denying the charges, saying it was “distressing” for him to be labeled as a predator.
Showrunners Amazon has launched an internal survey.
According to reports, the creator of the series, Jill Soloway, and its authors are trying to save the show from being eliminated.
Tambor tried Maura in the show, a retired college teacher, who finally opens up to her family to always identify as a woman.
“Transparent” has been renewed for a fifth spell. His fourth season aired on September 22nd.