'Arrested Development' Star Alia Shawkat on Jeffrey Tambor's Sexual Harassment Allegations: "I Support the Voices of the Victims"
Published Apr 24, 2018At some point this year, Arrested Development will return to Netflix for its fifth season. While that's exciting news for fans of the Bluth family's endless misadventures, there is the problem of what to do about Jeffrey Tambor, who was recently let go from Amazon's Transparent following multiple allegations of sexual harassment.
Previously, Arrested Development's David Cross spoke on behalf of the show's cast, saying that they stood in support of Tambor in the wake of the allegations. It appears that Alia Shawkat, who plays Cross' daughter on the show, doesn't completely agree.
In a new interview with IndieWire, Shawkat said she found the whole situation "sad," adding, "I was surprised, obviously. I've known him since I was very young.... I support the voices of the victims though, whatever they said."
Naturally, the entire situation is difficult for Shawkat, but she has opted to put her own personal feelings about Tambor aside.
"It's being handled the way it's being handled," she continued. "It's very … strange … I worked with him on two shows, too, so it's kind of following me around. I hope it's all handled legally, the way it should be, and taken into consideration. What those victims said needs to be heard just as much."
Tambor has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing on the set of Transparent, and no charges for sexual harassment have been laid.