Jeffrey Tambor fired from ‘Transparent’ following sexual harassment claims probe
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Jeffrey Tambor fired from ‘Transparent’ following sexual harassment claims probe

Amazon Studios says it decides on 'definitive action' to ensure workplace 'safety and dignity of every individual'

Jeffrey Tambor arrives at the 'Transparent' FYC special screening in Los Angeles, April 22, 2017. (Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, file)
Jeffrey Tambor arrives at the 'Transparent' FYC special screening in Los Angeles, April 22, 2017. (Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, file)

Amazon Studios has fired actor Jeffrey Tambor from “Transparent” following an investigation into allegations that he sexually harassed two women.

On Thursday, Amazon confirmed that it was firing Tambor, who played a Jewish transgender matriarch in the series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“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,” the show’s creator, Jill Soloway, said in a statement Thursday.

Jeffrey Tambor (right), with Judith Light in the second season of ‘Transparent’ (Courtesy of Amazon Studios)

In November, Trace Lysette, who plays a recurring character on the series, and Van Barnes, Tambor’s former assistant, accused him of sexual misconduct. Later in the month Tambor said he didn’t see how he could continue on the show, but a month later The New York Times reported that a representative for the actor had told the newspaper recently that he had no plans to leave.

“Transparent” has been a major success for Amazon, which released the show on its streaming service, garnering multiple Emmy Awards, including one for Tambor as outstanding lead actor in 2016.

The accusations against Tambor are part of a flood that has roiled the worlds of entertainment, politics and the media since November after dozens of women alleged that Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein harassed and in some cases assaulted them.

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