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.
If there’s an instructional book called “What To Expect When the Male Lead of Your Prestige Television Series Has to Leave Due to Alleged Creepiness,” I’m sure Netflix just sent their copy to Amazon.
Earlier this month, Jeffrey Tambor’s former assistant accused of him acting inappropriately around her. Jeffrey denied it, but Amazon decided to take a peek and investigate to see if there was any creepy fire where there was the creepy smoke. Sure was! Transparent actress Trace Lysette had us all holding back the barf when she alleged Jeffrey used his nasty talon feet to trap her while he thrust on her. BLECH! Apparently realizing nobody would want to get anywhere near him in a silk kimono going forward, Jeffrey has decided to quit Transparent.
Another woman has come forward to spray lighter fluid on funeral pyre of Jeffrey Tambor’s career with accusations that she too has been the victim of physical and sexual harassment at his hands. As reported in The Hollywood Reporter, trans actress Trace Lysette who plays Shea on Transparent, alleges that Jeffrey used his words, lips and (gulp) in one instance his bare feet to make her feel icky and trapped.
Earlier this month, Jeffrey Tambor’s former assistant Van Barnes accused him of “acting inappropriately” around her. Jeffrey denied it, and accused her of being “disgruntled” (so basically, he’s Hank Kingsley in real life?). Merely saying you didn’t do it isn’t enough to make it go away, and Jeffrey’s bosses at Amazon, who produce Transparent, decided to look into it.