Jeffrey Tambor announces departure from Transparent amidst sexual harassment allegations

“Playing Maura Pfefferman on Transparent has been one of the greatest privileges and creative experiences of my life.”

November 19, 2017
Jeffrey Tambor announces departure from <i>Transparent</i> amidst sexual harassment allegations Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Deadline reports that Jeffrey Tambor will not be returning to Amazon's Transparent series. The actor has released a statement to the outlet following the recent sexual harassment allegations that were made by Trace Lysette and Van Barnes this past week.

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“Playing Maura Pfefferman on Transparent has been one of the greatest privileges and creative experiences of my life," he said. "What has become clear over the past weeks, however, is that this is no longer the job I signed up for four years ago," he said.

Tambor goes on the apologize to the women that accused him of sexual harassment, but ultimately denies their claims.

"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," he adds. "Given the politicized atmosphere that seems to have afflicted our set, I don’t see how I can return to Transparent.”


Jeffrey Tambor announces departure from Transparent amidst sexual harassment allegations