>> Not to be glib and not to be slogany.>> Jeffrey Tambor, the Emmy winning star of the Amazon series Transparent, said on Sunday he did not see how he could return to the show next season after a second person leveled allegations of sexual harassment against him. Actress Trace Lysette accused Tambor last week of making sexually charged remarks to her during their work together on their groundbreaking comedy series about a transgender character.
As well as acting inappropriately during one alleged incident that quote, got physical. Amazon had already been investigating allegations against Tambor by his former assistant on the show. The company said it would now widen the probe to include Lysette's. In a statement forwarded on Sunday by his publicist, Tambor, who plays the lead in the show, said, quote 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 wrote, given the politicized atmosphere that seems to have afflicted our set, I don't see how I can return to Transparent. The actor did not explicitly say in the statement he would not return for a fifth season. Amazon declined comment, a representative for Lysette did not immediately respond to a request for comment.