The actress who accused Jeffrey Tambor of sexual misconduct says it would be justice if 'Transparent' comes back
A transgender actress who accused 'Transparent' star Jeffrey Tambor of sexual harassment stated that she is grateful for the support she's received and hopes the show is able to continue without the Emmy-winning star. As of now the fate of the series remains uncertain.
Trace Lysette is one of two women who accused Tambor of sexual harassment last year. The 73-year-old Tambor has denied the allegations. But Lysette says she's grateful for the support she's received since coming forward with her claim.
"Look, I did what was right for me with what occurred to me and my body and I've never made decisions out of fear. I've always been a fighter and survivor and so the outpouring of support from the public was very reaffirming to me and it was very tough, but that made it a little bit better," said Lysette, who spoke on the red carpet of GLAAD Media Awards, where 'Transparent' was a nominee.
Tambor has bagged two Emmy Awards for his role in 'Transparent' as a retired professor who is transgender and transitions late in life. But Amazon Studios announced in February that Tambor would no longer be on the series, prompting him to denounce what he called false accusations and the studio's handling of the matter. After an Amazon-led sexual harassment investigation concluded, Jeffrey Tambor being was fired from his starring role and the future of the popular drama has been up in the air, with viewers unsure of how the series will continue without the titular “trans parent.”
The series creator Jill Soloway said in a statement that action was being taken to ensure the series' workplace "respects the safety and dignity of every individual."
Lysette said she's hopeful the show will return. When asked if she felt that justice was served, she said, "You know what would be justice? ... If we can make a really great season five."