Allan Mayer, Tambor's publicist, told the NYT, "What he said was that given the toxic atmosphere and the politicization on the set, it's very hard for him to see how he can possibly return". Yet a representative for the actor disclosed to The Times recently that, in fact, Mr. Tambor had no plans to quit.
Tambor denied both women's claims, insisting that while "I haven't always been the easiest person to work with..." I am deeply sorry if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being sexually aggressive or if I ever offended or hurt anyone.
Production bosses are conducting an investigation into the assistant's claims, and those made against Tambor by Transparent castmate Trace Lysette, who released a statement in mid-November accusing the actor of acting inappropriately towards her.
Tambor was accused of sexual harassment by his former personal assistant, a trans woman named Van Barnes, in a private Facebook post which was later circulated and reported on by the media. "But no final decision for next year has been made".
Tambor has starred as transgender matriarch Pfefferman since 2014.
Transparent Season 4 is now available on Amazon Prime.
Then, Trace Lysette, a transgender actress who plays Shea on "Transparent", told The Hollywood Reporter that Tambor 'has made many sexual advances and comments at me, but one time it got physical'. An investigation into the allegations is reportedly still ongoing at Amazon, and there's no telling how long the investigation could last.
"We have our own complications on Transparent", she said.
There's been a great deal of discomfort from some of the show's fans that a show that has been otherwise progressive in hiring trans actors is still ultimately led by a cisgender man, and the sexual misconduct allegations obviously amplify that inherent problem. "If you only knew what I'm going through.' But I knew".
She urged Amazon to 'remove the problem and let the show go on'.