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Updated on Jun 6, 2020. Posted on Jun 2, 2020

Samantha Marie Ware Accused Lea Michele Of "Traumatic Microagressions" On The Set Of "Glee"

"I'll never forget."

Samantha Marie Ware, who appeared in Season 6 of Glee as Jane Hayward, accused Lea Michele of participating in "traumatic microagressions" that made her reconsider her career.

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After Lea tweeted "George Floyd did not deserve this. This was not an isolated incident and it must end. #BlackLivesMatter," Samantha responded revealing what her alleged experience with Lea was like on the Glee set.

LMAO REMEMBER WHEN YOU MADE MY FIRST TELEVISON GIG A LIVING HELL?!?! CAUSE ILL NEVER FORGET. I BELIEVE YOU TOLD EVERYONE THAT IF TOU HAD THE OPPORTUNITY YOU WOULD “SHIT IN MY WIG!” AMONGST OTHER TRAUMATIC MICROAGRESSIONS THAT MADE ME QUESTION A CAREER IN HOLLYWOOD... https://t.co/RkcaMBmtDA

"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 'shit in my wig!’ amongst other traumatic microaggressions that made me question a career in Hollywood," she wrote.

Their co-star Alex Newell tweeted in support of Samantha.

I’m gonna say this one time... when my friends goes through something traumatic I also go through it... that’s what friendship is... and if you can’t understand that then you’re part of the problem... and that’s on PERIODT! And I mean that for both sides of this coin!

Black Lightning's Dabier also tweeted a similar experience from the set of Glee in 2014.

GIRL YOU WOULDNT LET ME SIT AT THE TABLE WITH THE OTHER CAST MEMBERS CAUSE “I DIDNT BELONG THERE” FUCK YOU LEA https://t.co/s4NoLdtqRs

Amber Riley, who was the most prominent Black actor on Glee, didn't reply directly to Samantha's tweet, but shared a gif of herself that many believed was in response to the accusations.

Alex retweeted it.

Samantha also gained the support of various actors.

@Sammie_Ware I felt every one of those capital letters. ✊🏾

There should be zero space in Hollywood for ppl like you @LeaMichele. Pls go away and make room for the worthy https://t.co/M82EZVSQIi

YES! SPEAK ON IT! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 https://t.co/X2AJijl91L

@Sammie_Ware the replies to this tweet have given me strength

Lea Michele has yet to respond.

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