Actress Lea Michele - Chris DELMAS / VISUAL Press Agency
Dirty week for Lea Michele. Harassment charges have been mounting since the actress posted on Twitter in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Rachel Berry's interpreter has still not responded to the allegations, but her business partners are starting to respond. The HelloFresh brand has ceased all current agreements with the actress.
HelloFresh does not condone racism nor discrimination of any kind. We are disheartened and disappointed to learn of the recent claims concerning Lea Michele. We take this very seriously, and have ended our partnership with Lea Michele, effective immediately.- HelloFresh US (@HelloFresh) June 2, 2020
“HelloFresh does not turn a blind eye to racism or any discrimination. We are disappointed to learn of the recent allegations concerning Lea Michele. We take this very seriously and have ended our partnership with Lea Michele with immediate effect, ”the fresh food delivery company posted on Twitter.
Racism and harassment
On Monday, the actress was accused by her Glee colleague , Samantha Ware, of making her "go through hell" on the set, even reporting racist comments.
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- SAMEYAAAAAA (@Sammie_Ware) June 2, 2020
"I remember when you said to everyone that if you had the opportunity, you would shit in my wig, among other traumatic micro-aggressions that made me wonder about my career in Hollywood", had- she writes on Twitter.
Alex Newell, Amber Riley and Dabier Snell also accused Lea Michele of harassment. The latter notably reported that the star of the show had forbidden him to sit "at the table with the other members of the cast because it was not my place".
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- Dabier (@OfficialDabier) June 2, 2020
As for Melissa Benoist, who played in season 4 of Glee , she liked all the posts or almost of her former colleagues denouncing the behavior of Lea Michele, as noted by Just Jared.
These accusations are in line with what Naya Rivera, who interpreted the sworn enemy of the character of Lea Michele in the series, had written in her 2016 book, Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes and Growing Up .
Lea Michele accused of making racist remarks to 'Glee' actress