Jeffrey Tambor, who was accused by his former assistant actor Van Barnes for behaving in a sexually inappropriate manner, has been accused of sexual harassment, this time by actress Trace Lysette.
Trace Lysette has alleged that the actor made sexually charged remarks to her while they were filming the TV show Transparent. In a statement obtained by Deadline, Tambor “physically pressed up against Lysette in a sexually aggressive manner during a break in filming.”
Jeffrey Tambor denied these allegations and claimed that he has “never been a predator — ever,” in a statement to Variety. His statement reads, “For the past four years, I’ve had the huge privilege — and huge responsibility – of playing Maura Pfefferman, a transgender woman, in a show that I know has had an enormous, positive impact on a community that has been too long dismissed and misunderstood. Now I find myself accused of behavior that any civilized person would condemn unreservedly.”
The statement further says, “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. I am deeply sorry if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being sexually aggressive or if I ever offended or hurt anyone. But the fact is, for all my flaws, I am not a predator and the idea that someone might see me in that way is more distressing than I can express.”
Tambor is already being investigated by Amazon Studios ever since the first sexual harassment allegations against him cropped up. Tambor called the first allegation “baseless”.