Tony Hale had to say sorry to Jessica Walter following his defense of Jeffrey Tambor after the cast and crew of “Arrested Development” recanted a few stories about the comedy while in an interview with The New York Times.
As it was previously reported, Tony Hale, Jason Bateman, and Will Arnett seemed to have insinuated that it was ok for Tambor to act in such a way toward Jessica Walter. In case you’re not a fan of the show, Jessica plays Tambor’s wife in the cult-comedy series.
However, obviously, Hale appears to be remorseful as the actor wrote on Twitter today, Thursday, May 24th, that he went straight up to Jessica and apologized to her face-to-face.
The 47-year-old actor said he “personally apologized.” You can check out the original Twitter post below. Hale added that his words appeared to have “served to minimize Jessica’s pain and for that, I’m extremely sorry.”
During the interview with the publication, Jason Bateman began his defense of Tambor by stating Hollywood is an unconventional place which often serves as a “breeding ground” for unconventional behavior.
I have reached out to Jessica personally to apologize. Arrested Development is one of my families. Regardless of my intentions, it is clear that my words, both said and unsaid, served to minimize Jessica’s pain and for that I am extremely sorry.
— Tony Hale (@MrTonyHale) May 24, 2018
Hale interjected in the conversation and said, “we’ve all had moments,” and Walter said, “but not like that, not like that. That was bad.” Through tears, Jessica admitted she had never been yelled at like that before in her entire life. To make matters worse, Walter has a career spanning over fifty years.
As you may know, the allegations against Jeffrey Tambor seem to be neverending, with some women claiming he sexually harassed them, and others claiming he is aggressive and yells too much.
The accusations against Tambor are just one of many ever since the #MeToo movement began in 2017. The first case to kick it off was the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, more specifically, the ones levied by Ashley Judd, Asia Argento, and Rose McGowan.