Jeffrey Tambor is out.
As we reported, the 73-year-old announced he’d be leaving Transparent after both his former assistant, Van Barnes, and his costar, Trace Lysette, hit him with allegations of misconduct. Now, Amazon Studios has concluded its internal investigation and has fired the actor from returning for the show’s fifth season.
The show’s creator, Jill Soloway, said in a statement on Thursday:
“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. We are grateful to the many trans people who have supported our vision for Transparent since its inception and remain heartbroken about the pain and mistrust their experience has generated in our community. We are taking definitive action to ensure our workplace respects the safety and dignity of every individual, and are taking steps to heal as a family.”
No word yet from Tambor, or if the upcoming season will be Transparent‘s last.
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