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Jeffrey Tambor Fired From Transparent After Harassment Claims

Three months after he was first accused of sexual harassment on the set of Amazon's Transparent, Jeffrey Tambor is no longer with the series.

Deadline reports that the actor who won two Emmys and a Golden Globe for his performance as Maura Pfefferman, a transgender parent, will not be a part of the upcoming fifth season. It's not clear if it'll be the final season for the show by creator Jill Soloway.

The accusations first surfaced back in November when Tambor's former personal assistant Van Barnes, who is a trans woman, made claims against the actor that prompted an internal investigation by Amazon Studios. Shortly after, Trace Lysette, a transgender actress who plays yoga instructor Shea on the series, said Tambor subjected cast members to sexual harassment, sexual assault, and abusive behavior on the set.

When the news broke, Tambor hinted that he wouldn't be back to the show. "I don't see how I can return to Transparent," he said, citing the "politicized atmosphere that seems to have afflicted our set." Tambor later said his departure wasn't a certainty.

But now that the investigation is concluded, Amazon didn't pick up Tambor's contract and confirmed he won't return. Meanwhile, Amazon renewed the contracts for other cast members Gaby Hoffman, Jay Duplass, Judith Light, and Amy Landecker. Writers for Transparent are reportedly exploring the show's future without its central character.