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Transparent actress alleges impropriety by star Jeffrey Tambor

Transparent actress alleges impropriety by star Jeffrey Tambor
From CBC - November 17, 2017

An actress on Transparentsays the show's star Jeffrey Tambor pressed his body against hers in a sexually aggressive manner and made inappropriate and unwanted sexual statements on the set of the show.

Tambor denies the allegations saying in a statement that he has "never been a predatorever."

Tambor, 73, plays the transgender matriarch of the Pfefferman family on Transparent,which streams on Amazon.

The actress, Trace Lysette, who is herself transgender, said in a statement to Deadline on Thursday that when she emerged from wardrobe in a costume of a lingerie top and shorts for a scene with Tambor, he said, "My God, Trace. I want to attack you sexually."

Lysette said she and another actress laughed off the remark, but then Tambor approached her between scenes a few minutes later.

"He came in close, put his bare feet on top of mine so I could not move, leaned his body against me, and began quick, discreet thrust back and forth against my body," Lysette said.

"I felt his penis on my hip through his thin pyjamas."

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