If you haven’t already, the Arrested Development cast interview in the NY Times is quite the read:
SHAWKAT But that doesn’t mean it’s acceptable. And the point is that things are changing, and people need to respect each other differently.
WALTER [THROUGH TEARS] Let me just say one thing that I just realized in this conversation. I have to let go of being angry at him. He never crossed the line on our show, with any, you know, sexual whatever. Verbally, yes, he harassed me, but he did apologize. I have to let it go. [Turns to Tambor.] And I have to give you a chance to, you know, for us to be friends again.
WALTER But it’s hard because honestly — Jason says this happens all the time. In like almost 60 years of working, I’ve never had anybody yell at me like that on a set. And it’s hard to deal with, but I’m over it now. I just let it go right here, for The New York Times.
There’s a lot to unpack there, but one of my first thoughts, since it is my reaction to whenever something or someone is pissing me off or shitting all over me, was “Why didn’t she just leave?”
Obviously, SHE SHOULDN’T FUCKING HAVE TO BE THE ONE TO LEAVE because she wasn’t the one creating the toxic environment and you’d think someone would have put an end to his (Tambor’s) bullshit, but they didn’t. And then it dawned on me- even though she’s been in the industry for 60 years, she’s probably been paid shit compared to her male coworkers the whole time, and might just need the money.
At any rate, give it a read. I certainly think less of Jason Bateman and would not be surprised if Justine reads him the damned riot act.