Jeffrey Tambor decided to exit "Transparent" after the two accusations against him. In a statement to Deadline, the actor addressed the "politicized atmosphere" that affected the set. A report by TV Line relays most of the information and facts shared in this article.

According to the actor, playing Maura Pfefferman on the show has been one of his greatest privileges and creative experiences in his life. However, after the two allegations from transgenders woman - his co-star and former assistant - he doesn't see how he can return to the "Transparent" set.

Netflix, on the other hand, has not made a statement regarding the situation. Tambor, who won two Emmy awards for his work in the dramedy from Amazon, is in the cast of the fifth season of "Arrested Development," a comedy revived by the streaming service after the cancellation on Fox after three seasons.

The case

It all started at the beginning of November, when Van Barner, a former assistant of Jefferey Tambor, made a post on her personal Facebook account that is now deleted. In this post, she, a transgender woman, accused the actor of groping and making offensive comments.

On November 16, Trace Lysette, who plays Shea in "Transparent," made her statement saying that Tambor cornered her on the set in the second season and pressed his groin against her.

According to the actress, she reported the case to Amazon, but the platform didn't do anything.

Tambor denied both accusations, saying that he is not a predator. "I know I haven't always been the easiest person to work with. I can be volatile and ill-tempered, and too often I express my opinions harshly and without tact. But I have never been a predator - ever," said his statement.


Created by Jill Soloway, "Transparent" debuted on Amazon in February 2014. The comedy-drama tells the story of a Los Angeles's family after the discovery that their father Mort (played by Jeffrey Tambor) is transgender.

The series has won a Golden Globe for Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy, and Tambor has won Golden Globe and two Emmy awards for his portraying of the transgender woman.

With Jay Duplass, Gaby Hoffman, Judith Light, and Kathryn Hahn in the main cast, the series has been renewed for a fifth season a few days after the fourth season debuted. The new year will debut on Amazon in 2018.

After the news about Tambor's harassment, the writers were contemplating a version of season five without the actor. Soloway is said to be struggling with the idea of killing Maura. The path that the series will take is still unclear.