"Given the politicized atmosphere that seems to have afflicted our set, I don't see how I can return to Transparent".
On Wednesday, a rep for Jeffrey Tambor revealed that the actor may not be leaving Transparent after all.
Soon after that allegation was made public, Amazon confirmed that it was conducting an investigation into the claims - one that expanded to include allegations made against Tambor from Transparent's Trace Lysette, who released a statement in mid-November saying Tambor acted inappropriately toward her on the show's set.
Tambor is accused of being sexually inappropriate with Trace Lysette, a trans actor on the show, and his assistant, Van Barnes, another trans woman.
Jeffrey Tambor has not quit "Transparent", despite a statement suggesting otherwise.
For the past four years, I've had the huge privilege-and huge responsibility-of playing Maura Pfefferman, a transgender woman, in a show that I know has had an enormous, positive impact on a community that has been too long dismissed and misunderstood.
Tambor initially responded to the clim about his personal assistant by denying it. In a statement to the New York Times, Tambor's agent Allan Mayer said that a final decision hasn't actually been made by either the actor or Amazon Studios. Amazon is now investigating misconduct allegations against the actor, and results of that effort are not yet known. He denied her claims, dismissing them as "baseless".
'I felt his penis on my hip through his thin pajamas and I pushed him off of me, ' she said.
"I've already made clear my deep regret if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being aggressive", he added, "but the idea that I would deliberately harass anyone is simply and utterly untrue". "I have never been a predator-ever".
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