Magazine article Screen International

Jeffrey Tambor out of Amazon Studios' 'Transparent'

Magazine article Screen International

Jeffrey Tambor out of Amazon Studios' 'Transparent'

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Star out in wake of sexual harassment allegations.

Amazon has confirmed that Jeffrey Tambor will not be returning to the cast of Transparent for the fifth season of the streaming comedy series, for which Tambor has won two Emmys playing a transgender parent.

The Golden Globe-winning series created by Jill Soloway was ordered for a fifth season last year before allegations of sexual harassment were made against Tambor by transgender actresses Van Barnes (also Tambor’s former assistant) and Trace Lysette.

Tambor, who admitted that he could be hard to work with but said he has never been a predator, made a statement last November suggesting he would not return to the show, the fourth season of which aired last autumn.

Tambor’s statement at the time said: “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. …

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