Glee actress Samantha has rekindled rumors about Lea Michele’s alleged bad behavior on set, when she responded to Michele’s post about George Floyd’s death earlier this week. Ware, 33, said, ‘Remember when you made my first television appearance hell?!?! … ‘Because I will never forget … I believe you told everyone that if you had the chance, you would *** in my wig! alongside other traumatic micro-aggressions that made me question a career in Hollywood. ‘
Kickoff: Samantha Ware made allegations about Lea Michele earlier this week.
Alex – who starred as Unique Adams on the series for four seasons – promptly expressed his feelings on Twitter. “Six years later, we have nothing to lie!” he replied to a fan who suggested they were making false accusations about Michele’s behavior.
Actor Dabier Snell, who appeared on an episode of Glee, claimed he was not allowed to sit on set with Michele, saying, ‘GIRL, YOU WOULD NOT LET ME SIT AT THE TABLE WITH THE OTHER CAST MEMBERS CAUSE’ I DON’T HEAR THERE AT ‘F – YOU CAN LEA. ‘
Bad Memories: Lea on Glee with Chris Colfer and Heather Morris
Morris, 33, who played cheerleader Brittany S. Pierce on the Ryan Murphy show, claims Michele was’ very ‘unpleasant to work with, saying,’ Was she unpleasant to work with? Very; that Leah would treat others with the disrespect she did as long as she did, I believe she MUST be called. ‘
Supergirl star Melissa Benoist, who appeared in Glee with Lea Michele, liked a series of posts detailing the star’s bullying and abusive behavior towards castmates. Benoist appeared in Glee’s fourth season playing a character named Marley Rose. She sang a duet with Michele in the series. She also hit the heart button on tweets from Glee’s Alex Newell and Amber Riley that essentially endorsed the spirit of Ware’s feelings
Riley, who played Mercedes Jones in all six seasons, shared two GIFs of herself after the allegations, one raising her hand while the other sipping tea. The response caused a stir among fans who saw it as a subtle way for the actress to participate. She later made it clear that she was not focused on the controversy amid the turbulent times of social unrest in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder. only speak once on the topic while appearing on Instagram Live. She said, ‘I don’t care about this Lea Michele thing – I really don’t care … people die here and get killed by the police. I don’t really care about this Lea Michele thing – I wish her the best, I hope she has a great pregnancy, I hope she has grown. ‘
RHONY’s Aviva Drescher
Even Real Housewives of New York star Aviva Drescher had a story to tell: ‘You were once very unkind to me, so I’m not surprised by your behavior. You shouldn’t judge others before looking in the mirror. Michele made disparaging comments about Drescher on an episode of Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live.
Awkward: Lea planned Aviva during a 2014 appearance on Watch What Happens Live!
Scream Queens actress Breslin, 24, was another former co-star who was caught ‘liking’ a few tweets about the controversy. Including one that read, “Not everyone agreed that something was wrong with Lea Michele… where have you been, I’ve been saying this for YEARS ??? I thought I was alone. ‘
Yvette Nicole Brown
Actress Yvette Nicole Brown also gave her support to Ware. ‘I felt all those capital letters,’ tweeted the community actress’ EVERY person on a set matters. EVERY person on set deserves respect. And it is the RESPONSIBILITY of each series regularly to make EVERY person who visits their home feel welcome. This dismissive attitude is what’s wrong in Hollywood AND the world. ‘
The mayor actor responded to a series of replies to Ware’s first tweet, including one that Yvette Nicole Brown asked directly, “I suppose you’ve felt the same way since working with her?”
Under fire: Lea Michele in it
Broadway actor Gerard Canonico, 30, was an understudy to Spring Awakening’s original Broadway cast starring Michele and her BFF Jonathan Groff. You were nothing but a nightmare for me and other cast members. You made us feel like we didn’t belong there, ‘Canonico wrote in a comment to her Instagram apology, which he reposted after claiming it was initially deleted.
Actress Elizabeth Aldrich – who was Michele’s substitute on Ragtime – claimed on Twitter, ‘She was absolutely awful to me and the ensemble. She humiliated the crew and threatened to have people fired if she was dissatisfied anyway. I cried every night for the mean and manipulative things she would do. She was 12. She was terrifying. ‘
Glee co-star Iqbal Theba said he was not abused by the star and took to Twitter to write, “ A lot of people assume @LeaMichele abused me. Let me make it clear that I was never abused by her. And if any part of the cast was treated badly, she apologized for it, which is great. But being called a racist is too heavy and unfair a burden for most of us, especially in these troubled times. ‘
Transmodel Plastic recalled an incident with Lea in the women’s bathroom at the 2010 Emmy Awards. She said to The Sun, “She’s going,” “Excuse me?” And she looks at her friends, looks back at me and says, ‘Excuse me, you’re in the woman’s bathroom’. I went from feeling like I was in the clouds to being a circus freak. ‘
Dean Geyer – who played 14 episodes of Brody Weston, the boyfriend of Michele’s character Rachel Berry – had nothing but nice things to say about her. ‘Lea is still one of my favorite co-stars that I have had the pleasure of working with. She’s extremely hard working and super fun to be around, ‘he said.
The Voice star Jordan Pruitt agreed on Friday and tweeted, ‘Everyone in Hollywood KNOWS Lea Michele is a horrible person…. she’s a B **** to everyone. We all know … yawn. Continue …’