Thursday, 14 December, 2017

Jeffrey Tambor May Not Quit 'Transparent' After All

Jeffrey Tambor CREDIT Rob Latour REX Shutterstock
Nicole Thomas | 07 December, 2017, 14:12

"What he said was that given the toxic atmosphere and the politicization on the set, it's very hard for him to see how he can possibly return", a representative for Tambor told the New York Times, referencing the statement Tambor released on November 19.

In the aftermath of the new claims, Tambor said, "This is no longer the job I signed up for four years ago".

After several sexual harassment allegations against Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor surfaced, it was widely reported - including here - that he was departing the show.

In a statement to Deadline, Tambor citied a "politicized atmosphere" as the reason for his autonomous departure. 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. Prominent writers, stars, producers, and even the show's creator, Jill Soloway, all begged Amazon to consider letting the show go on without Tambor.

Tambor's rep said, "What he said was that given the toxic atmosphere and the politicization on the set, it's very hard for him to see how he can possibly return".

In a private Facebook post last month, Tambor's former assistant, a transgender woman named Van Barnes, accused the actor of inappropriate behavior, including telling her: "You will love my d**k". Since then a second actress, Trace Lysette, has come forward with similar claims.

Chinese Media Claims Indian Drone Invaded China's Airspace, Violated 'Territorial Sovereignty'
"India's move has infringed upon China's territorial sovereignty and we are strongly dissatisfied with and opposed to this". The impasse ended on August 28 after Chinese troops stopped building a key road close to India's Chicken Neck corridor.

But now it appears that may be a bit premature: A representative for Tambor told the New York Times he has no plans to leave the show.

"My back was against the wall in a corner as Jeffrey approached me", Ms. Lysette said in her statement on Thursday.

Writers are now at work on a fifth season of "Transparent", though it continues to remain unclear if Tambor would continue to star in it.

Transparent follows several members of the Pfefferman family as they all deal with their own unique struggles.

The NYT article alleges that the uncertainty around Tambor's position on the show is unsurprisingly causing a great deal of drama on how they will proceed.

"I just hope there are more opportunities for transgendered talent", he said in his second acceptance speech.

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