Netflix Stands by Jeffery Tambor on 'Arrested Development' After Sexual Harassment Investigation

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"The original season four of 'Arrested Development' on Netflix, as some of you know, experimented with a Rashomon-style of storytelling - with each episode dedicated to the adventure of one member of the Bluth family", Hurwitz wrote.

A representative for 20th Century Fox Television, the studio behind the show, confirmed Tambor's return on screen with several news outlets. Tambor had denied all the accusations, and many had wondered whether he will be included in the latest season of the long-running series.


However, between that season's release and the upcoming fifth season, Hurwitz took the time to recut the story and that new version, entitled "Arrested Development Season 4 Remix: Fateful Consequences" is what will stream Friday, May 4th.

Allegations against Tambor were brought forth in November by actresses Van Barnes and Trace Lysette, who accused him of making "many" unwanted "sexual advances and remarks" toward them that at times "got physical".


"Therefore, I can only surmise that the investigation against me was deeply flawed and biased toward the toxic politicised atmosphere that afflicted our set". "I am deeply sorry if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being sexually aggressive or if I ever offended or hurt anyone". Amazon, however, launched an investigation into the claims, which ended in Tambor being removed from the series in February. The streaming service remained silent on the issue in the following months, until now.

Do you think it was the right decision for Tambor to return for Arrested Development? . David Cross, who plays Tobias Funke in the TV show, told New York local newspaper AM NY that he supports Tambor. Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Portia de Rossi, Tony Hale, Jessica Walter, Michael Cera, and Alia Shawkat also star on "Arrested Development" with Cross and Tambor.


Netflix made the decision on December 5 to continue the political drama "House of Cards" into its final season without actor Kevin Spacey, putting Robin Wright in the leading role instead.

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