After being accused by at least two women of sexual harassment, actor Jeffrey Tambor — despite denying the allegations — has chosen to leave the Amazon original show Transparent, citing a “politicized atmosphere” as his reason for doing so.
The Golden Globe-winning actor was accused of misconduct by an assistant and actress a week ago — triggering his departure. He told the following to Deadline today:
“Playing [the lead role] on Transparent has been one of the greatest privileges and creative experiences of my life. What has become clear over the past weeks, however, is that this is no longer the job I signed up for four years ago. 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. Given the politicized atmosphere that seems to have afflicted our set, I don’t see how I can return to Transparent.”
Despite his role in the Transparent being one of the biggest of his careers, Tambor is still deciding to step away — all while denying the accusations. The actor did say he was “deeply sorry” for any actions that were “misinterpreted by anyone as being sexually aggressive.” Additionally, Deadline reported that even without these accusations, Tambor chances for another season were not great.
Allegations against Tambor follow the growing trend of big actors, producers, and influences in the Hollywood community who are having sexual misconduct allegations levied against them.
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