Jeffrey Tambor accused of sexual harassment by Transparent co-star

2017-11-17 10:38

Los Angeles — An actress on Transparent says the show's star Jeffrey Tambor pressed his body against hers in a sexually aggressive manner during filming and made inappropriate and unwanted sexual statements.

Tambor denies the allegations saying he has "never been a predator — ever."

The actress, Trace Lysette, who is herself transgender, said in a statement to Deadline on Thursday that Tambor trapped her and pressed his body against hers in a sexual way on the set of the Amazon show. Lysette urged Amazon in her statement to "remove the problem and let the show go on."

Amazon says it is adding the information to an investigation of Tambor it opened last week when his assistant made similar allegations.

Tambor said in a statement that he is sorry if any of his actions have been misinterpreted or hurt anyone.

Read more on:    jeffrey tambor  |  sexual harassment  |  tv

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.