Transparent star, Jeffrey Tambor is facing allegations of sexual harassment after two women come forward.
The star of one of Amazon’s biggest hits, Transparent, has been accused of the sexual harassment of two women. Jeffrey Tambor who has starred in the hit since its debut denies the allegations saying he’s “never been a predator — ever”.
Trans actor Trace Lysette, who appeared as the yoga instructor in the series, told Deadline that Tambor had pressed his body against hers in a sexual way.
Lysette said in her statement that Amazon should, “remove the problem and let the show go on.”
Answering to the allegations Tambor said,
“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,
“Now I find myself accused of behaviour that any civilized person would condemn unreservedly.
“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. I am deeply sorry if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being sexually aggressive or if I ever offended or hurt anyone. But the fact is, for all my flaws, I am not a predator and the idea that someone might see me in that way is more distressing than I can express.”
Investigation Already Open
The fresh allegation comes after Amazon had already opened an investigation on Tambor’s alleged behaviour when his former assistant Van Barnes alleged that he had made unwelcomed lewd and suggestive remarks to her.
Amazon said that the investigation was on-going.