Jeffrey Tambor said last month that he did not see how he could return to Amazon series "Transparent" following multiple misconduct allegations against him from trans women who worked on the show. By the end of the month, Tambor had released a statement loosely apologizing for his actions, and that statement also included what many took to be a resignation from the series: "Given the politicized atmosphere that seems to have afflicted our set", he said, "I don't see how I can return to Transparent".
But now a representative for Tambor has told the New York Times that the actor did not have any plans to quit the show. Shortly afterwards, Trace Lysette, an actress who had shared scenes with Tambor, described incidents where he made inappropriate comments about her wardrobe and on one occasion thrust his penis into her.
A few days later, in a new statement provided to The Times, Mr. Mayer expanded on Mr. Tambor's position: "What he said was that given the toxic atmosphere and the politicization on the set, it's very hard for him to see how he can possibly return. But no final decision for next year has been made, either by Jeffrey or by Amazon", the rep said.
The fifth season of Transparent hangs in the balance as the writers await the results of Amazon's investigation. Tambor responded in a statement where he denied those claims. She for the most part kept it to herself.
For the past four years, I've had the huge privilege-and huge responsibility-of playing Maura Pfefferman, a transgender woman, in a show that I know has had an enormous, positive impact on a community that has been too long dismissed and misunderstood. I want to attack you sexually'. But I have never been a predator- ever.