Jessica Walter fought by way of tears whereas standing up for herself after her ‘Arrested Growth’ co-star Jason Bateman tried defending Jeffrey Tambor’s alleged harassment towards her. Pay attention, right here.
Jeffrey Tambor, 73, is dealing with new harassment allegations, as his Arrested Development co-star, Jessica Walter, 77, has claimed that he as soon as screamed at her on set. And it wasn’t straightforward for her to speak about, as a brand new audio clip of her crying whereas addressing the incident has been launched. Within the audio clip, which was recorded throughout an interview with The New York Instances and the forged of the sequence, Jessica breaks down in tears and says the next, whereas sitting close to Jeffrey: “He by no means crossed the road on our present, with any, you understand, sexual no matter. Verbally, sure, he harassed me, however he did apologize. In like nearly 60 years of working, I’ve by no means had anyone yell at me like that on a set.”
The New York Instances posted audio of the interview, however it was additionally shared on Twitter by podcaster Kevin T. Porter. He shared the clip and mentioned, “Right here’s audio of Jessica Walter CRYING, standing up for herself in any case the lads within the AD forged attempt to gaslight her into considering Tambor’s harassment isn’t THAT dangerous. That is horrific.” Jason Bateman is among the male forged members who may be heard “gaslighting” Jessica.
Jessica didn’t give many particulars on what precisely transpired throughout her alleged altercation with Jeffrey, however based mostly on the best way she broke down in tears within the audio clip, it will need to have been fairly traumatic for her. As beforehand reported, Jeffrey was recently axed from his Emmy-winning lead function on Amazon’s Clear after he was accused of sexual harassment and verbal abuse on that present’s set. He does, nonetheless, seem within the upcoming fifth season of Arrested Growth, which shall be launched on Netflix. And Jessica has no qualms about working with him once more. In the course of the interview, she mentioned, “I don’t wish to stroll round with anger. I respect him as an actor. We’ve identified one another for years and years and years… In fact, I’d work with him once more in a heartbeat.”