Amazon's 'Transparent' hasn't cut ties with Jeffrey Tambor yet

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Despite allegations of sexual harassment, Jeffrey Tambor might actually return to Transparent in season 5. Now, however, it appears that he does not intend to leave the show after all. This was based on a statement from Tambor in which decried the current "toxic atmosphere" and the "politicisation" on-set, leading him to say it was "very hard for me to see how I can possibly return".

In the meantime, Amazon is looking itno the allegations and the writers must try and plan a fifth season that may or may not include their central character. Now, however, a New York Times investigation suggests that neither Tambor nor Amazon have come to a final decision about how to continue the show.

Tambor has starred as transgender matriarch Pfefferman since 2014.

Tambor, 73, is now facing three accusations from colleagues, but the status of the critically acclaimed Amazon series remains in limbo as an investigation into his behavior presses on. Since Tambor's statement, makeup artist Tamara Delbridgen claimed that Tambor forcibly kissed her the set of Never Again in 2001. "I am appalled and distressed by this baseless allegation".

He was hit with a second accusation a week later, when Trace Lysette, who plays a transgender yoga instructor on "Transparent", said Tambor "got physical" with her on set, and pressed his body against hers while thrusting. She was just like, 'Girl, he is a piece of work.

"Playing Maura Pfefferman on Transparent has been one of the greatest privileges and creative experiences of my life", the actor told Deadline last month. I want to attack you sexually'. Now I find myself accused of behavior that any civilized person would condemn unreservedly. I can be volatile and ill-tempered, and too often I express my opinions harshly and without tact.