Hudson Valley Actor Leaves TV Show Due To Harassment Allegations
The recent round of sexual harassment allegations have been swift and a lot of names have been taken down as a result. Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey were just the beginning, and now it seems one of the Hudson Valley's own may be facing sexual harassment charges.
Jeffrey Tambor, known for his comedic roles on The Larry Sanders Show and Arrested Development, is facing allegations from two people who worked on the set of the Amazon series Transparent, a show in which he plays the lead character. Now, the actor has announced that he is leaving the series ahead of its fifth season.
Tambor, a Westchester County resident, is currently being investigated by Amazon in response to the allegations. It is unclear what this means for Transparent - whether the show will continue without its star remains to be seen (Netflix is currently facing a similar issue with Kevin Spacey and House of Cards). Transparent is Amazon's flagship series, the one that gained them award recognition (Tambor won two Emmys) and helped further the conversation about transgender life.
Despite leaving, Tambor still denies the allegations against him.