Bateman had 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.’ … And what you learn is context. And you learn about character and you learn about work habits, work ethics, and you start to understand.”
He back-pedaled on those comments Thursday in a series of tweets. One read: “Based on listening to the NYT interview and hearing people’s thoughts online, I realize that I was wrong here.” The message added: “It sounds like I’m excusing Jeffrey. I do not.”
The fifth season of “Arrested Development” launches on Netflix on May 29. Tambor is in the new season and is also a contender for an Emmy. He left Amazon’s “Transparent” amid allegations of sexual harassment. The actor has admitted to “mean” behavior on set, but denied the harassment allegations.