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Transparent actress accuses Jeffrey Tambor of sexual harassment

  • Trace Lysette, who has appeared on 11 episodes of the Amazon series as yoga instructor Shea, is accusing Tambor of sexual harassment one week after the actor was hit with similar allegations from his former assistant Van Barnes. Like Tambor's first accuser, Lysette is a transgender woman. “Jeffrey has made many sexual advances and comments at me, but one time it got physical,” Lysette said in a statement, recounting how in between scenes, Tambor “came in close, put his bare feet on top of mine so I could not move, leaned his body against me, and began quick, discreet thrusts back and forth against my body. I felt his penis on my hip through his thin pajamas and I pushed him off of me.” Responding to the latest accusation, Amazon said: "This information will be added to our ongoing conversation." Tambor, meanwhile, issued is own statement: “I know I haven’t always been the easiest person to work with. I can be volatile and ill-tempered, and too often I express my opinions harshly and without tact. But I have never been a predator — ever. I am deeply sorry if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being sexually aggressive or if I ever offended or hurt anyone. But the fact is, for all my flaws, I am not a predator and the idea that someone might see me in that way is more distressing than I can express.”

    TOPICS: Amazon Prime Video, Transparent, Jeffrey Tambor, Trace Lysette, Van Barnes, Sexual Misconduct