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Thomas Sadoski Blasts Jason Bateman for Dismissing Jessica Walter's Experience of Harassment

Thomas Sadoski Blasts Jason Bateman for Dismissing Jessica Walter's Experience of Harassment

Thomas Sadoski is speaking out to stick up for Jessica Walter after she accused Arrested Development co-star Jeffrey Tambor of verbally abusing her on set and her other co-stars seemingly tried to normalize the behavior.

The full cast did a New York Times interview together in which they discussed the sexual harassment allegations made against Tambor on the Transparent set. Tambor spoke about his temper on sets and how he “profusely” apologized to Ms. Walter.

Jason Bateman then said, “Again, not to belittle it or excuse it or anything, but in the entertainment industry it is incredibly common to have people who are, in quotes, ‘difficult.’… It’s a weird thing, and it is a breeding ground for atypical behavior and certain people have certain processes.”

After Jessica tearfully revealed her experience, Jason then added, “What we do for a living is not normal, and therefore the process is not normal sometimes, and to expect it to be normal is to not understand what happens on set.”

Tony Hale also said, “I will say, to Jason’s point, we can be honest about the fact that — and not to build a thing — we’ve all had moments.” Jessica replied, “But not like that, not like that. That was bad.”

Thomas, who has worked with Jessica, spoke out on Instagram in a lengthy note.

Click inside to read what he said…

“This is Jessica Walter. She is a national goddamned treasure. It was an honor and a privilege to work with her. I don’t give a f–k who you think you are or how good you think you are or how awesome you think your buddy/daddy is: screaming at someone isn’t ‘part of the business.’ It’s bullshit,” Thomas said. “It’s unhinged bullshit behavior and it has NEVER been acceptable. It wasn’t cool in the 70’s or 80’s or whenthef–kever you ‘came up.’ It was bullshit then, it is bullshit now. And excusing that kind of behavior is pathetic. Just pathetic.”

“I worked in shitty greasy-spoon kitchens growing up: it wasn’t acceptable behavior THERE and most of us were on HEAVY DRUGS,” he added. “It certainly isn’t acceptable for some man-baby millionaire to do on a cozy ass tv show set. And it is even less acceptable for his male cast-mates to excuse it away IN FRONT OF THE PERSON THAT IT HAPPENED TO….(wait for it)….WHILE SHE IS TRYING TO EXPLAIN HOW TRAUMATIZING THE EXPERIENCE WAS. What in the halfpenny f–k is happening?!”

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  • j.

    Kudos to him for calling it like it is

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  • brightcrystal

    Bateman has always been a self absorbed a$$hole he thinks he is a genius, that show was over rated

  • Happiness is..

    he is amazing..sorry. Actors, musicians etc are very sensitive and emotional. Grow some thick skin. It is ok, no. Has it happened to me in my jobs, yes. Do I like it, no but I don’t get all butthurt about it..I know it’s not directed at me. Some are prone to emotional outburts, being an actor and this happening makes total sense.

  • cuzjcacjo

    bateman is a dick for doing that

  • Violet

    The timeline is a little different than how it is presented here. The reporter asked Tambor, not Waters, about this verbal abuse that been in a very sympathetic Hollywood Reporter story earlier. Bateman and the other guys jumped in to excuse it and defend it in front of Waters. Waters, a professional with a very long career spanning decades, said she had never been demeaned like that before, that it had been really bad.