Glee star Lea Michele dumped by Hello Fresh over co-stars’ bullying claims

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After Lea Michele's former costar Samantha Marie Ware accused her of inappropriate behavior on set, other cast members from Glee seemingly took sides.

Michele, who played anti-hero theatre gleek Rachel Berry on the show, posted a solidarity tweet on Monday, writing "George Floyd did not deserve this".

In response, Gerard Canonico, who worked with Michele on the Broadway musical Les Misérables, commented-after the controversial Glee actress allegedly deleted his first comment-"you were nothing but a nightmare to me and fellow understudy cast members. Cause [I'll] never forget", Ware wrote in all caps. "I believe you told everyone that if you had the opportunity you would 'shit in my wig!' Amongst other traumatic microaggressions that made me question a career in Hollywood". Others soon entered the fray, with Jeante Godlock of Netflix's Daybreak, who's also black, claiming Michele referred to background actors as "cockroaches". "It's also on us because to allow it to go on for so long without speaking out is something else we're learning with the rest of society". "We take this very seriously, and have ended our partnership with Lea Michele, effective immediately". She said she was not going to call Michele racist but confirmed "Glee" was "not the most comfortable environment to work in". But at the same time, in my inbox there are many black actors and actresses who tell me their stories and let me know that they have dealt with the same things on set, terrified by the white girls who are the protagonists of the show.

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Elizabeth Aldrich tweeted about her experience working with Lea Michele

Other Glee co-stars, including Amber Riley and Jeante Godlock, weighed in on Ware's comment and expressed their support. I tried for years to be nice to you to no avail. I hope Michele's apology is honest although "not remembering" and saying she's sorry for how THEY perceived her behavior doesn't sound like taking 100% ownership.

On Tuesday evening, Michele shared a lengthy statement, in which she wrote that while she didn't "remember" the specific behaviour she'd been accused of, she had "clearly acted in ways which hurt other people". He later tweeted, "I'm gonna say this one time...when my associates goes by one thing traumatic I additionally undergo it...that's what friendship is...and should you can't perceive that then you definately're a part of the issue... and that's on periodt!" Although he did not read Michele's apologies, he admitted that his former co-star "approached me, I answered him and that's where it ends for me". "And I imply that for each side of this coin!"

Hours after making a public apology, Lea Michele has been hit with even more claims of treating her past co-stars poorly. She reached out to me, I responded to her and that's where it ends for me. In addition to Glee, the actress has also featured in shows like Scream Queens, The Mayor and Dimension 404.

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