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Tambor’s Transparent role in doubt

Jeffrey Tambor stars in Amazon’s award-winning Transparent

Actor Jeffrey Tambor has cast doubt on his future in flagship Amazon drama Transparent following two allegations of sexual harassment made against him.

Amazon has been investigating the allegations against Tambor, who plays the lead in the award-winning show about a father transitioning to become a woman.

The retail giant is yet to announce its decision about the actor’s future, although Tambor has suggested that he will be leaving the show, which was renewed for a fifth season earlier this year.

“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 harass anyone is simply and utterly untrue,” said Tambor.

“Given the politicised atmosphere that seems to have afflicted our set, I don’t see how I can return to Transparent.”

Tambor was accused of sexual misconduct by actress Trace Lysette on November 17, shortly after his former assistant on the show, trans actress Van Barnes, accused him of sexual harassment. Lysette called on Amazon to remove Tambor from the production but allow the show to continue.

Tambor denied the allegations last week, saying: “I know I haven’t always been the easiest person to work with. I can be volatile and ill-tempered, and too often I express my opinions harshly and without tact. But I have never been a predator – ever.”

Amazon has already been embroiled in the ongoing sex scandals surrounding numerous high-profile figures in Hollywood and beyond after the boss of its studio, Roy Price, resigned over allegations of sexual misconduct.

This came after severe allegations were made against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein by multiple women, which were followed by numerous individuals speaking out against figures including Louis CK and Kevin Spacey. Netflix ended its own flagship show, House of Cards, as a result of the claims made about Spacey.







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