Following 2 sexual harassment allegations, Amazon series star says ‘politicized atmosphere’ has impacted set
The Associated Press Posted: Nov 19, 2017 6:12 PM ET Last Updated: Nov 19, 2017 6:12 PM ET
Actor Jeffrey Tambor says he doesn’t see how he can return to the Amazon series Transparent following two allegations of sexual harassment against him.
In an ambiguous statement Sunday, Tambor referenced what he calls a “politicized atmosphere” that has afflicted the set. He also says that the idea that he would deliberately harass anyone is untrue.
Two women have come forward over the past few weeks to accuse Tambor of sexual harassment, including Transparent actress Trace Lysette and his former assistant.
Tambor has won two Emmys for portraying Maura Pfefferman in the highly regarded show, which is now in its fourth season. Many interpreted his words to mean that he was leaving the show, which has not been confirmed.
Representatives for Amazon did not immediately respond to requests seeking comment.