Jeffrey Tambor will return to 'Arrested Development' despite harassment allegations

Posted May 4, 2018 10:09 a.m. EDT

— Jeffrey Tambor will return for the upcoming fifth season of "Arrested Development."

A spokesperson for Netflix confirmed the news to CNN on Friday.

It has been widely speculated as to whether he would be cut out of the show considering the claims of harassment against him which led to his departure from his hit Amazon show, "Transparent."

On "Transparent," Tambor played Maura Pfefferman, a father who comes out as transgender to his wife and children.

Tambor, 73, first faced allegations in November, prompting an investigation by Amazon.

One of his accusers claimed Tambor "made lewd, sexually suggestive and unwelcome remarks to her on a number of occasions," according to Deadline, which first reported the allegations.

"Transparent" actress Trace Lysette also accused Tambor of making sexual advances and comments toward her.

The actor has said that the the allegations against him are "simply and utterly untrue."

After Amazon's investigation concluded, Tambor parted ways with the show. Tambor said in a statement that he was "profoundly disappointed in Amazon's handling of these false accusations against me" and that the investigation "was deeply flawed and biased toward the toxic politicized atmosphere that afflicted our set."