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Nov092017

Report: Amazon investigation sexual harassment claim against Jeffrey Tambor

Getty Images for Amazon Studios/Astrid Stawiarz(LOS ANGELES) -- Deadline reports that Amazon is investigating a sexual harassment claim against Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor.

Deadline says Amazon has confirmed the investigation which involves a claim made in a private Facebook post by a former assistant of Tambor's, Van Barnes.

“I am aware that a former disgruntled assistant of mine has made a private post implying that I had acted in an improper manner toward her,” Tambor told Deadline. “I adamantly and vehemently reject and deny any and all implication and allegation that I have ever engaged in any improper behavior toward this person or any other person I have ever worked with. I am appalled and distressed by this baseless allegation.”

Transparent creator Jill Soloway told Deadline, “Anything that would diminish the level of respect, safety and inclusion so fundamental to our workplace is completely antithetical to our principles. We are cooperating with the investigation into this matter.”

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