Jeffrey Tambor has responded to a third allegation of sexual misconduct and harassment. In a statement, the actor apologises for causing any “discomfort or offence” but says he has “no recollection” of the alleged incident.
Earlier this month, Tambor was accused of “implied inappropriate behaviour” by former assistant Van Barnes. He was also later accused by Transparent star Trace Lysette of making sexually charged comments and forcing himself on her during an incident that “got physical”. Tambor denied both allegations.
Now, Hollywood makeup artist Tamara Delbridge has accused Tambor of harassing her while working on 2001 comedy Never Again.
Speaking to Refinery 29, Delbridge alleged that Tambor “grabbed me out of nowhere and kissed me on the lips” and that the incident had been witnessed by at least one other member of the cast.
“I was just shocked. I didn’t even know how to react, because how do you react when you’re not expecting anything like that? So I didn’t know if I was embarrassed or shocked or mortified or stunned.”
Tambor has responded to the claims by apologising for any “discomfort or offence” he may have caused, but added that he did not remember the alleged incident.
“I have absolutely no recollection of anything like this incident ever happening,” the actor said in a statement. “If it did, it wasn’t meant as anything more than an enthusiastic farewell and gratitude for a job well done at the end of a shoot.”
“However, I am deeply sorry for any discomfort or offence I may have inadvertently caused her.”
Meanwhile, the Transparent writers are reportedly considering continuing the show without Tambor.