In an interview with the New York Times recently, David Cross, 54 – who was there when the publication spoke with Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Tony Hale, Will Arnett, and Jason Bateman – spoke with reporters afterward and dished on the awkward scenario.
As it was previously reported, Jessica began crying during the interview because Tambor yelled at her one time while on set and Bateman and Hale appeared to defend him.
Users on social media criticized the men afterward and said they were enabling a toxic culture, one where women are abused and not able to speak their minds without fear of retribution.
When speaking with the Gothamist on the 24th of May, Cross said he would “unequivocally apologize to Jessica” and was “sorry that we misbehaved the way that we behaved.”
He said, “whatever the criticisms are.” The comedian revealed he doesn’t even know what the problem was, but he’s sorry for it anyway. David chose to get off social media for obvious reasons.
As you may know, Cross’ apology comes after Hale and Bateman took to Twitter to say sorry to the actress after she choked up in tears when the three men refused to acknowledge what Tambor did was wrong.
During the chat with the New York Times, it appeared as though Bateman, Hale, and Arnett had Tambor’s back no matter what despite the fact that he yelled at Walter in a way that was clearly unacceptable.
Bateman said that Hollywood was the type of place which was a “breeding ground” for unconventional behavior. And because of that, people sometimes are “difficult” or “challenging” to work with.
Walter said the yelling was too much, and she had never been screamed at like that in her entire life. In response, Tambor admitted he was still learning and figuring out how to deal with his emotions in the workplace.