Actor Jeffrey Tambor is reportedly leaving his starring position within the Amazon Studios sequence Clear amid a number of sexual harassment allegations.
“Enjoying Maura Pfefferman on Clear has been one of many best privileges and artistic experiences of my life,” Tambor mentioned in a press release Sunday. “What has develop into clear over the previous weeks, nonetheless, is that that is not the job I signed up for 4 years in the past.”
“I’ve already made clear my deep remorse if any motion of mine was ever misinterpreted by anybody as being aggressive, however the concept I might intentionally harass anybody is just and completely unfaithful,” he continued. “Given the politicized environment that appears to have stricken our set, I don’t see how I can return to Clear.”
Deadline first reported Tambor’s choice to depart the present.
Tambor has been accused of sexual harassment by each his former assistant Van Barnes and his Clear costar Hint Lysette, who alleged that the actor had “made many sexual advances and feedback at me, however one time it acquired bodily.”
Amazon reportedly launched an investigation in response to the allegations, which Tambor has denied.
“I adamantly and vehemently reject and deny any and all implication and allegation that I’ve ever engaged in any improper conduct towards this particular person or some other particular person I’ve ever labored with,” he mentioned in a press release responding to the accusations made by Barnes, whom he described as a “former disgruntled assistant.”
Following Lysette’s allegations, Tambor mentioned that he was “sorry if any motion of mine was ever misinterpreted by anybody as being sexually aggressive or if I ever offended or damage anybody.”
“However the truth is, for all my flaws, I’m not a predator and the concept somebody may see me in that method is extra distressing than I can categorical,” he added.
A spokesperson for Amazon instructed BuzzFeed Information the corporate had no remark Sunday afternoon.
Tambor’s representatives didn’t instantly reply to BuzzFeed Information’ request for remark.