'Transparent' star Jeffrey Tambor denies sexual misconduct claims

ANI | Updated: Nov 09, 2017 11:03 IST

Los Angeles [U.S.A], November 9 (ANI): Two-time Emmy award winning actor Jeffrey Tambor is refuting all the allegations that are accusing him of misbehaving with a former assistant.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amazon Studio is investigating the allegations that 'Transparent' star Tambor behaved inappropriately, in a sexual manner, toward his assistant.

In response, the actor said in a statement that he "adamantly and vehemently" denies doing anything wrong.

The claims are reportedly being made by Van Barnes, a 42-year-old transgender actress, whose profile was raised by a 2016 appearance on 'I Am Cait'.

She first met 'Transparent' creator Jill Soloway and the show's writers in 2013 at a raucous party in Los Angeles.

In response to the allegations, Tambor, in the statement added, "I am aware that a former disgruntled assistant of mine has made a private post implying that I had acted in an improper manner toward her. I adamantly and vehemently reject and deny any and all implication and allegation that I have ever engaged in any improper behavior toward this person or any other person I have ever worked with. I am appalled and distressed by this baseless allegation."

Tambor plays the transgender matriarch of the Pfefferman family on 'Transparent', which airs on Amazon.

Tambor is the latest high profile Hollywood figure to be accused of misconduct in a wave that began when dozens of sexual harassment allegations were reported last month against film mogul Harvey Weinstein. (ANI)

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