David Cross says ‘Arrested Development’ cast ‘stand behind’ Jeffrey Tambor amid sexual misconduct allegations

Could Tambor return as George Bluth Sr. in Season 5?

Arrested Development’s David Cross has said that he and ‘a number of’ his co-stars ‘stand behind’ Jeffrey Tambor, following allegations of sexual misconduct.

Last week, it was officially announced that Tambor had been dropped from Amazon’s Transparent after he was accused of on-set sexual harassment by a slew of women. The actor has repeatedly denied all wrongdoing.

Now, as we get closer to the fifth season of Arrested Development – in which Tambor portrays George Bluth Sr. – co-star David Cross has addressed the actor’s role in the show.

“I can’t speak for everybody, but I know there are a number of us who stand behind him—from the limited amount we know, we stand behind Jeffrey—and I am one of them,” Cross told amNY.

The actor then voiced his doubt over the investigation carried out by Amazon. 

 “I think it’s very curious that Amazon didn’t make public the results of their internal investigation,” Cross said. “I’m not sure why they would do that. I just know the whole thing is rather curious to me.”

Tambor had previously said that the investigation was “deeply flawed and biased toward the toxic politicized atmosphere that afflicted our set”.

Meanwhile, Arrested Development is said to have wrapped on season five back in November.

Last year, the actor was accused of “implied inappropriate behaviour” by former assistant Van Barnes. Her accusations were followed those of actress Trace Lysett, who accused Tambor of repeatedly offering sexual propositions on the set of the Amazon drama.