Jeffrey Tambor says he hasn't actually quit 'Transparent'

Lawrence Kim
December 7, 2017

At least three women have accused Jeffrey Tambor of sexual harassment on the set of the hit Amazon series Transparent. This was based on a statement from Tambor in which decried the current "toxic atmosphere" and the "politicisation" on-set, leading him to say it was "very hard for me to see how I can possibly return". The Emmy-winning actor appeared to be leaving the series when he exclusively told Deadline that he had made a decision not to return to "Transparent", but a representative for the actor tells The New York Times that Tambor has not quit and has no plans to quit the series at this time.

Production bosses are conducting an investigation into the assistant's claims, and those made against Tambor by Transparent castmate Trace Lysette, who released a statement in mid-November accusing the actor of acting inappropriately towards her. "But no final decision for next year has been made, either by Jeffrey or by Amazon", the rep said.

Transparent creator Jill Soloway was even reportedly working with the show's writers on crafting a fifth season without Tambor.

Tambor denied both women's claims, insisting that while "I haven't always been the easiest person to work with..." Trace Lysette, who plays Shea on the show claimed that Tambor made unwanted advances on her after his former assistant Van Barnes accused him of inappropriate behavior. In the statement, he also said he was "deeply sorry if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being sexually aggressive, but the idea that I would deliberately harass anyone is simply and utterly untrue". "I am appalled and distressed by this baseless allegation". "If you only knew what I'm going through.' But I knew".

"Playing Maura Pfefferman on 'Transparent" has been one of the greatest privileges and creative experiences of my life.

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