‘Glee’ Actor Samantha Ware on Why She Called Out Lea Michele (EXCLUSIVE) https://t.co/4rBBsqNzBv— Variety (@Variety) June 11, 2020
—— Ware states she "knew from day one" how much of a power-tripping asshole Lea Michele was and that there was "nothing gradual about it".
—— “It was after I did my first performance, that’s when it started – the silent treatment, the stare-downs, the looks, the comments under her breath, the weird passive aggressiveness. It all built up.”
“Lea’s actions were nothing new, so I guess since it was such a common thing, my case didn’t seem like that big of a deal. I remember the first day I actually spoke up and unfortunately no one did anything. They just shrugged it off, like ‘That’s her.’ No one was stopping these things, which is an issue because the environment was helping perpetuate this abuse.”
— Says Lea called threatened her job right in front of everyone in the middle of a set, which both humiliated and scared her. Lea threatened to "call Ryan Murphy" on her.
—— Ryan Murphy's reps declined to comment.
—— Samantha would often stand up for herself only to get shot down by Lea with comments like "shut your mouth".
“It shouldn’t have to take my tweet. When you tweet, “Black lives matter,” that would mean you have an understanding of what that hashtag means, but it’s clear that it doesn’t. Does Lea even know what a microaggression is? I don’t know. All that her apology did was affirm that she hasn’t learned anything. Am I calling Lea a racist? No. Does Lea have racist tendencies? I think Lea suffers from a symptom of living in this world in an industry that is tailored to white people.”