Jeffrey Tambor has been fired from the role that brought him back-to-back Emmys for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 2015 and 2016. Deadline reports Tambor is “officially off” the Amazon series “Transparent,” more than three months after he was accused of sexual harassment on the set of the show.
Dominic Patten reports on Deadline: “While it is still unclear if the upcoming fifth season of the Emmy-winning Jill Soloway-created show will be its last, it is very clear that Tambor will not be part of the new season at all, I’ve learned.”
Amazon recently concluded its investigation into multiple allegations of misconduct by Tambor, and reportedly made the decision in the past week to part ways with the veteran actor.
“This, of course, comes [after] Tambor said on November 19 that ‘I don’t see how I can return to “Transparent,”‘ citing the growing claims against him and ‘the politicized atmosphere that seems to have afflicted our set.’ The actor and his reps then tried to walk back that declaration after it was widely viewed as an exit from the series,” Patten writes.
Soloway commented on the decision today, saying: “I have great respect and admiration for Van Barnes and Trace Lysette, whose courage in speaking out about their experience on ‘Transparent’ is an example of the leadership this moment in our culture requires. We are grateful to the many trans people who have supported our vision for ‘Transparent’ since its inception and remain heartbroken about the pain and mistrust their experience has generated in our community. We are taking definitive action to ensure our workplace respects the safety and dignity of every individual, and are taking steps to heal as a family.”