Another allegation of sexual harassment has emerged against Jeffrey Tambor. The actor, who plays matriarch Maura Pfefferman on the Amazon show Transparent, has been accused by actress Trace Lysette of offensive language and actions.
The allegations are troubling.
In a statement released by the Hollywood Reporter, Lysette reports that Tambor began harassing her soon after she started working on Transparent.Lysette is a recurring character in the show, where she plays the character Shea – a yoga instructor and sometime stripper who teaches Maura how to use the phrase "yas queen" in a scene that went viral after it first aired in 2015.
Lysette alleges that Tambor made off-color remarks before the filming of the "yas queen" scene.
I don't know how to ask this politely, but...WHAT IS WRONG WITH MEN? https://t.co/kkzlDdtG1g— Dr. Sara Netzley (@Dr. Sara Netzley)1510182555.0
Lysette has a witness to this, actress Alexandra Billings, the other actor in the scene.
My full statement #MeToo https://t.co/V4CHpvEMpZ— Trace Lysette (@Trace Lysette)1510889951.0
Lysette says Tambor would make sexually charged remarks to her and would behave inappropriately towards her when she saw him on Hollywood red carpets.
The very day Tambor told her he would "attack her sexually," he acted on his words.
Lysette quickly pushed him away and "rolled her eyes," compartmentalizing it.She says no one saw the moment because crew members were busy and "It was discreet. If you were behind Jeffrey you might have thought he was giving me a hug."
While many people have been dismissing this accusation as trivial, there are a few things worth remembering.
Live footage of me finding out Jeffrey Tambor is a sexual predator too https://t.co/nJ4RhyeBEo— Carly (@Carly)1510180165.0
Secondly, Tambor has been already been accused of harassing another woman, his assistant, Van Barnes, who is also transgender.In a private Facebook post, Barnes said – without actually naming Tambor – that he “repeatedly propositioned her, made lewd comments, groped her and threatened to sue her if she spoke up."
Lysette, who was her housemate at the time, attests to the validity of the accusations, which incited an internal investigation by amazon.
Jeffrey Tambor shouldn’t have been cast in that role in the first place and now he’s sexually harassed two women an… https://t.co/7Yw3vmoNlF— Eliel Cruz (@Eliel Cruz)1510892618.0