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Amazon investigating claims of harassment against Jeffrey Tambor

The 'Transparent' star is 'appalled and distressed by this baseless allegation.'


Audra Schroeder


Published Nov 9, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 11:39 am CDT

Jeffrey Tambor is being investigated for claims that he sexually harassed his former assistant.

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The Transparent star’s former assistant Van Barnes has accused Tambor of inappropriate behavior, a claim Tambor denies. He told Deadline:

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I am aware that a former disgruntled assistant of mine has made a private post implying that I had acted in an improper manner toward her. I adamantly and vehemently reject and deny any and all implication and allegation that I have ever engaged in any improper behavior toward this person or any other person I have ever worked with. I am appalled and distressed by this baseless allegation.

Barnes, who is transgender, made the allegation in a private Facebook post. Jill Soloway, Transparent‘s creator, said she is cooperating with the investigation:

Anything that would diminish the level of respect, safety, and inclusion so fundamental to our workplace is completely antithetical to our principles. We are cooperating with the investigation into this matter.

Last month, Amazon Studios head Roy Price stepped down after being accused of harassment by producer Isa Hackett.

We’ve reached out to Amazon for comment.

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*First Published: Nov 9, 2017, 11:19 am CST