Weeks after Amazon launched an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against the star of its award-winning show Transparent, Jeffrey Tambor has told Deadline that he is not returning next season.
In a statement to the entertainment news outlet, Tambor said that while he was privileged to take part in the show, recent events have made it evident that it “is no longer the job I signed up for four years ago.”
On November 8th, Deadline reported that Amazon had begun an investigation after a former assistant came forward with allegations, then several days later, another actress claimed the actor made unwanted sexual comments and advances towards her. The departure from the show comes just weeks after Amazon studio executive Roy Price resigned after allegations of sexual harassment.
Transparent is not currently in production, and following the allegations against Tambor, there were reports that the show’s writers were looking for ways to continue with the show with the character. Tambor’s exit from the show mirror Kevin Spacey’s recent firing from the hit TV series House of Cards, which has prompted writers to find a way to continue the show without him.