Jeffrey Tambor accused of sexual harassment
Transgender actress says ‘Transparent’ star pressed his body against hers in a sexually aggressive manner; Tambor denies the allegation.
Actor David Cross said that most of his “Arrested Development” castmates “stand behind” Jeffrey Tambor, amid allegations of sexual misconduct, and that cost him his leadership role on Amazon’s “Transparent.”
“I can’t speak for everyone, but I know that there are a number of us, who stand behind him — on the basis of the limited amount we know, we stand behind Jeffrey and I am one of them,” Cross who portrays Tobias Funke in the comedy, told amNew York after “Arrested Development” wrapped up filming its fifth season.
Tambor was dropped of “Transparent” last week after a probe of the allegations. Co-star Trace Lysette was one of the women to come forward alleged sexual harassment against Tambor.
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The 73-year-old actor won two emmys for his portrayal of Maura Pfefferman, a transgender woman, on the hit show.
Will Arnett (left) and David Cross (right) star on “Arrested Development” together.
Cross said he found it “very curious” that “Amazon is not the result of their internal investigation” into the accusations to the address of Tambor.
“I don’t know why they would do that,” Cross said. “I know that the whole thing is rather strange for me.”
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Tambor spoke out against the firing, saying he was “deeply disappointed in Amazon’s handling of these false accusations.”
Cross said he did not believe the accusations will affect Tambor’s role as George Bluth Sr. on “Arrested Development.”
“I hope not. I doubt it, but I don’t know,” Cross said. “I’m not in that office, or for the taking of these decisions.”
Netflix is not yet known when the release of Season 5 of the series.