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Emmy-winner Jeffrey Tambor Quits Transparent Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Actor Jeffrey Tambor has decided to exit the Amazon drama Transparent, in which he stars as Maura Pfefferman, a transgender woman grappling with and celebrating her newly found and revealed sexual identity. Tambor has won two Emmy awards for his performance but is exiting the series after two transgender women have reported being sexually harassed or bullied by Tambor on the set of the series.

Tambor’s former assistant, Van Barnes, and costar on the series, Trace Lysette, have alleged the actor r…

Russell Simmons Allegedly Sexually Assaulted Model While Brett Ratner Watched

Media mogul Russell Simmons has been accused of sexual assault by former model Keri Claussen Khalighi, who also alleges filmmaker Brett Ratner watched the encounter and did nothing to interfere.

Khalighi said the sexual assault took place at Simmon’s New York City apartment in 1991, when she was only seventeen-years-old. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, which broke the news story, she described how the famous music producer and businessman forced her into sexual acts while Ratner, who …

Lena Dunham Regrets And Apologizes For Defending 'Girls' Writer Accused Of Rape

Lena Dunham has issued an apology on Twitter for having defended her friend and former Girls colleague Murray Miller against allegations of sexual assault. The Girls writer and producer Miller was accused of raping a then-seventeen-year-old Aurora Perrineau in 2012.

Dunham, the creator, star, and showrunner of HBO’s widely discussed and controversial Girls, responded to the accusations in a statement written with former co-showrunner Jenni Konner. They said they had “insider knowledge” of the si…

Actress Carmen Ejogo Joining Promising Cast of HBO's ‘True Detective'

Actress Carmen Ejogo has been announced as the second lead in the upcoming, highly anticipated season of the HBO anthology series True Detective. Ejogo joins Oscar-winning actor Mahershala Ali, who was the first actor revealed for the third season of Nic Pizzolatto’s mystery crime series.

The excellent English-Nigerian actress Ejogo is having a breakout year, currently appearing in Starz’s striking and innovate drama series The Girlfriend Experience and in Denzel Washington’s latest film Roman J.…

Lena Dunham And Jenni Konner Defend ‘Girls’ Writer Accused Of Sexual Assault

Girls writer and executive producer Murray Miller has been accused of sexual assault by actress Aurora Perrineau. The controversial HBO comedy’s creator, writer, and lead actress Lena Dunham, along with her co-showrunner Jenni Konner, have spoken out in defense of Murray, claiming that the allegations against him are within the small percentage of false accusations of sexual misconduct.

“Actress Aurora Perrineau has gone to police to accuse ‘Girls’ writer and executive producer Murray Miller of r…

Jeffrey Tambor Denies Sexually Predatory Behavior Following Second Woman Accuser

After a second transgender woman working on the critically acclaimed drama Transparent accused the show’s star Jeffery Tambor of sexual harassment and misconduct, the Emmy-winning actor has released a statement of both apology and denial. Tambor claimed that while he is sorry for any discomfort he may have inadvertently caused, he is not and has never been a sexual predator.

Amazon, the home of the series Transparent, had opened an investigation into its leading man’s behavior when the first alle…