Samantha Ware Further Details Claims Against Former ‘Glee’ Co-Star Lea Michele

It appears not all was gleeful on the set of “Glee”.

Over the weekend Lea Michele tweeted out her support for Black Lives Matter in the wake of the murder of George Floyd.

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But a former co-star of Michele on “Glee”, Samantha Marie Ware, was not having any of it, accusing the actress of making her first TV gig “a living hell” and describing “traumatic microagressions” that had her reconsidering a Hollywood career.

Following her bombshell tweet, Ware shared details from her accusations with Variety.

“I knew from day one when I attempted to introduce myself. There was nothing gradual about it. As soon as she decided that she didn’t like me, it was very evident,” she explained. “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.”

“She had an issue because I had laughed [when watching a scene] and that’s when the ‘I’m going to s**t in your wig’ comment happened,” Ware continued. “Some chuckled and some gasped. It was mortifying. The whole point was for her to embarrass me. People heard her, but no one was going to stand up to her… Black women historically are known for their wigs.”

She added, “Everyone minded their business or said, ‘I’m sorry, I wish I had the power to stop this, but this is just the way it is, and this is just how it’s been’ – which means I wasn’t the first person to have been in that situation. 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.”

More cast members on “Glee”, including Alex Newell, Amber Riley, and Dabier Snell, tweeted with reactions in support of Ware’s comments.

Actors Marcel Spears and Bernard David Jones, who co-starred with Michele on the short-lived ABC sitcom “The Mayor”, also chimed in.

Actress Yvette Nicole Brown, who also co-starred with Michele in “The Mayor”, also tweeted her support for Ware.

She followed up by responding to a since-deleted tweet by writing that “every series regular” has the responsibility to make EVERY person who visits their home feel welcome.”

More actors who worked with Michele over the years offered their comments:

Abigail Breslin, who worked with Michele on “Scream Queens”, didn’t comment directly, but did like two tweets about the backlash.

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Michele also faced backlash from other users on Twitter.

ET Canada has reached out to Michele’s rep for comment.

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