Jeffrey Tambor Officially Ousted From Transparent

Amazon Studios finished its investigation into accusations of sexual harassment
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 15, 2018 6:45 PM CST
Updated Feb 16, 2018 1:00 AM CST
In this April 22, 2017 file photo, Jeffrey Tambor arrives at the "Transparent" FYC special screening in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – It was expected, but now it's official: Jeffrey Tambor won't return for the fifth season of Transparent after being accused of sexual harassment by two women involved with the hit Amazon show. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Amazon Studios made the announcement Thursday after finishing an investigation into the accusations. Tambor said in November that he didn't "see how I can return" to the show, though his publicist later said the actor didn't plan on quitting, the Los Angeles Times reports. Tambor, who won two Emmys and a Golden Globe for Transparent, denies the allegations against him. “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,” show creator Jill Soloway says of Tambor's accusers. (Read more Jeffrey Tambor stories.)

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