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Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor is officially fired from the series

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Tambor’s future on the show was unclear. | Photo: YouTube/Late Night with Seth Meyers

The Amazon series Transparent is officially moving on without lead star Jeffrey Tambor.

The series, which has been on since 2014, featured Tambor as Maura, a former college professor. Set in Los Angeles, it follows the Pfefferman family and Maura’s decision to come out to them as a transgender woman.

Tambor won two Emmy Awards and one Golden Globe for his performance.

However, this is the end of that streak.

Following an investigation into sexual harassment claims, which Tambor denied, executives decided to not invite him back.

Creator Jill Soloway commented on the move:

‘I have great respect and admiration for Van Barnes and Trace Lysette, whose courage in speaking out about their experience on Transparent is an example of the leadership this moment in our culture requires.

‘We are grateful to the many trans people who have supported our vision for Transparent since its inception and remain heartbroken about the pain and mistrust their experience has generated in our community. We are taking definitive action to ensure our workplace respects the safety and dignity of every individual, and are taking steps to heal as a family.’

Real consequences

Initially, Tambor implied he was going to leave the show. Weeks later, he made it clear he had no intentions of leaving.

After the accusations and subsequent investigation, though, executives made the decision for him.

The situation is similar to that of Kevin Space, who was booted from Ridley Scott’s latest film.

Christopher Plummer replaced Spacey in the flick, and he’s now up for an Academy Award.

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