Arrested Development’ Creator Defends Keeping Jeffrey Tambor in Season 5



“Arrested Development” creator Mitch Hurwitz is standing by Jeffrey Tambor.

“Jeffrey has never evinced that kind of behavior. Am I going to cut Jeffrey out of the show, based on allegations that he disputes, that Amazon hasn’t shared, and that we have never experienced any complains about? No, of course I am not going to. I’m going to support Jeffrey. We were done shooting, so there was no version of cutting him out of the show, or there would be no show.”

Tambor’s co-stars Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, and Tony Hale share similar thoughts as Hurwitz. 

Jessica Walter is still “privately processing” her feelings about the way she was “treated by Tambor".
She “never saw anything from him that crossed the line” in terms of sexual harassment.
“I have great empathy for the courage of people who feel they have been harassed in any form speaking out—and sympathy for people who have been unjustly accused. It’s a very difficult situation for everyone involved.”

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