Michael Rapaport Passionately Defends Jeffrey Tambor Amid Sexual Harassment Scandal: ‘I Don├óΓé¼Γäót Support Unproven Claims Of Harassment’

michael rapaport defends jeffrey tambor

Jeffrey Tambor has, at least, one ally left in Hollywood.

On Sunday, Michael Rapaport took to Twitter to vocalize his support for the disgraced Emmy winner amid the later’s sexual harassment scandal. As we previously reported, Tambor announced he’d be leaving Transparent after both his former assistant, Van Barnes, and his costar, Trace Lysette, hit him with allegations of misconduct.

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While Jeffrey has vehemently denied the sexual harassment accusations, he has chosen to walk away from the Amazon hit. This decision came after gossip suggested that those in charge of Transparent were ready to write a season five sans Tambor.

In response to this drama, the Prison Break star passionately defended the Arrested Development alum. Unsurprisingly, Rapaport’s defense of Tambor did NOT go over well online. It all started when Michael wrote:

Man, oh man. Michael didn’t stop there as, after one fan expressed their disappointment in Rapaport’s stance, the comedian hit back with:

When another follower tried to accuse Michael of supporting sexual harassment, he shot back:

Yikes. The back-and-forth with fans continued as he refused to change his Tambor opinion:

In order to clarify his position in this controversy, Michael iterated that he no way supports sexual harassment, but he refused to jump to conclusions about Jeffrey. He penned:

The funny man then shared a video about a man falsely accused and convicted of a rape he didn’t commit (below).

While Rapaport is simply promoting the “innocent until proven guilty” mantra, this is certainly not the climate to be defending those accused of misconduct. We mean, just take a look at what happened to Lena Dunham.

Not to mention, we doubt Tambor’s alleged victims appreciate being accused of lying about harassment. Smh.

Regardless, as Michael isn’t afraid to get into it online, we doubt he’ll be offering up an apology anytime soon!!

[Image via Derrick Salters/WENN.]

Nov 20, 2017 11:51am PDT

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