Amazon Studios officially fired actor and Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor Thursday following an investigation into sexual harassment allegations, according to a report by the Hollywood Reporter.
Amazon confirmed to GeekWire that Tambor will not be returning for the show’s fifth season, but declined to comment further.
Tambor had previously said that he would leave the show after two actresses, fellow Transparent cast member Trace Lysette and actress Van Barnes, accused him of sexual harassment. Lysette told the reporter that Tambor “got physical” in one instance.
Both Lysette and Barnes are transgender, an ironic twist given Tambor’s starring role as transgender character Maura Pfefferman on the Amazon show. Tambor is not transgender.
It’s not the first such situation for Amazon Studios — in October, studio head Roy Price resigned amidst sexual harassment allegations, just one of dozens of high-profile men in media, politics and business to do so as a grassroots movement to uncover and denounce sexual harassment swept the country.
It’s not clear how Tambor’s departure will affect the future of Transparent. His character was the central figure of the show that won him and the studio multiple Emmy and Golden Globe awards, making history for a TV streaming service.