You would think being married to one of the founders and most vocal proponents of the Time’s Up movement might have some added benefits such as, helping you develop a more nuanced understanding of sexual politics in the workplace, or, how to craft a winning apology. But apparently that’s not how it works in the Tamblyn-Cross household. David Cross is taking heat for his participation in that New York Times interview with the cast of Arrested Development that should have been called “How To Sink A Show Before It Even Airs”.
When seven cast members of Arrested Development recently sat down with The New York Times for an interview about the upcoming fifth season, I’m sure they all thought they’d have a great time. (Ron Howard voice) They did not. Jason Bateman came to the defense of on-set jerk Jeffrey Tambor, and while doing so, he simultaneously took a hot cornballer shit all over Jessica Walter’s feelings.
For the first time since he was accused of alleged COMB (creepy old man behavior) on the set of Transparent back in November, Jeffrey Tambor is speaking, and he’s got a lot to say. Much like the statements that were released after the accusations by his former assistant Van Barnes and actress Trace Lysette, Jeffrey tells The Hollywood Reporter that the only crime he’s guilty of is acting like an entitled prick with anger issues, and that’s that.
Back in February, Amazon let it be known that there would no longer be a reserved spot in their parking lot for Jeffrey Tambor after completing an investigation into allegations that he harassed several women on the set of Transparent. Amazon and Transparent co-creator Jill Soloway clearly didn’t want anything else to do with Jeffrey. Netflix, on the other hand, doesn’t share the same feelings. A spokesperson for Netflix confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that Jeffrey will be appear in the fifth season of Arrested Development.
Jeffrey Tambor Is Really Unhappy With Amazon And Jill Soloway Decision To Cut Him From “Transparent”
After several months spent investigating the sexual harassment allegations against Jeffrey Tambor, a rep for Transparent confirmed what we all kind of expected would happen: that they’re letting him go. Jeffrey Tambor has responded to his firing, and he’s got a lot to say.
Two women who work on Transparent (Jeffrey Tambor’s former assistant Van Barnes and actress Trace Lysette) recently came forward accusing him of being gross and inappropriate with them on set. Jeffrey has also since been accused by a makeup artist of sexually harassing her on a movie set back in 2001.
Jeffrey first released a statement denying any predatory behavior (he simply apologized for possibly being a difficult asshole on set), then released a second statement saying he didn’t see a way for him to return to such a “politicized” set. Everyone took that as Jeffrey’s way of announcing that Jill Soloway had told him to pack up and leave his wig and muumuus with security on his way out. As it turns out, Jeffrey hasn’t left the show yet.