Lea Michele accused of making former Glee co-star Samantha Ware’s life a ‘living hell’

Ware said Michele had subjected her to ‘traumatic microagressions’

Ellie Harrison
Tuesday 02 June 2020 13:21
Glee cast reunite for virtual coronavirus fundraiser

Glee actor Samantha Marie Ware has claimed that her co-star Lea Michele made her life a “living hell” due to “traumatic microaggressions” on the set of the show.

The feud became public on Monday night (1 June), when Ware responded to a tweet from Michele about the death of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter.

“George Floyd did not deserve this. This was not an isolated incident and it must end. #BlackLivesMatter,” Michele had written.

Ware then quoted Michele’s tweet, writing in all caps: “Remember when you made my first television gig a living hell?!?! Cause I’ll never forget. I believe you told everyone that if you had the opportunity you would ‘s*** in my wig!’ amongst other traumatic microaggressions that made me question a career in Hollywood.”

Ware starred in the sixth season of the musical comedy as Jane Hayward, while Michele played Rachel Berry, one of the main cast members throughout all six seasons of the show.

In support of Ware, Community star Yvette Nicole Brown commented: “I felt every one of those capital letters.”

This is not the first time one of Michele’s former co-stars has spoken out against the actor’s behaviour on set. Naya Rivera revealed they fell out when making the 2016 adaptation of her memoir Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes and Growing Up.

The Independent has contacted Ware’s representatives for comment.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

View comments