Amazon Investigating Harassment Claims Against ‘Transparent’ Star Jeffrey Tambor

BOSTON (AP) — “Transparent” star Jeffrey Tambor is refuting allegations that he behaved inappropriately toward a former assistant.

Deadline reported Wednesday that Amazon Studios is investigating the allegations. In response, the Emmy-winning actor says in a statement that he “adamantly and vehemently” denies doing anything wrong.

The claims are reportedly being made by a former assistant of Tambor’s. In his statement, Tambor calls the assistant “disgruntled” and adds: “I am appalled and distressed by this baseless allegation.”

Tambor plays the transgender matriarch of the Pfefferman family on “Transparent,” which airs on Amazon.

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Tambor is the latest high profile Hollywood figure to be accused of misconduct in a wave that began when dozens of sexual harassment allegations were reported last month against film mogul Harvey Weinstein.

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