'Glee' star Samantha Marie Ware accuses Lea Michele of making filming a 'living hell' in response to George Floyd tribute

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Samantha Marie Ware attends the 2019 Variety Power of Young Hollywood event at h club LA on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
'Glee' star Samantha Marie Ware claims Lea Michele made her life hell on the show. (AP)

Glee star Samantha Marie Ware has accused Lea Michele of bullying her during her time on the show.

The 27-year-old actress – who played Jane Hayward in season six of the hit musical series – was responding to Michele’s Twitter tribute to George Floyd among the Black Lives Matter protests that have swept the world.

Ware tweeted: “LMAO 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**t in my wig!’ Amongst other traumatic microaggression that made me question a career in Hollywood.”

The What/If star was responded to Michele’s tribute to 46-year-old George Floyd, who suffered a cardiac arrest while being restrained by Minneapolis police.

May 2nd 2020 - Actress Lea Michele is pregnant. She is expecting her first child with husband Zandy Reich. - File Photo by: zz/KGC-11/STAR MAX/IPx 2019 10/10/19 Lea Michele at the amfAR Gala in Los Angeles, CA.
Lea Michele starred as Rachel Berry in Glee. (AP)

A post-mortem examination has revealed Floyd died by asphyxia and a video released shows ex-police officer Derek Chauvin crushing his neck by kneeling on it.

Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter - sparking a series of protests across the US. Three other officers have been fired.

Michele, 33, tweeted: “George Floyd did not deserve this. This was not an isolated incident and it must end. #BlackLivesMatter.”

The actress – who last month confirmed she is expecting her first child with husband Zandy Reich – made her name starring as Rachel Berry in Glee which ran for six seasons from 2009 to 2015.

She has not responded to Ware’s accusations.

GLEE: a tween requests that members of New Directions perform at his bar mitsvah in the "Child Star" episode of GLEE airing Friday, Feb. 27 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT on FOX. Pictured L-R: Billy Lewis Jr., Laura Dreyfuss, Matthew Morrison (back), Lea Michele, Becca Tobin and Noah Gurthrie. Front: Marshall Williams and Jane Hayward. (Photo by FOX Image Collection via Getty Images)
Lea Michele and Samantha Marie Ware worked together on season six of 'Glee'. (Photo by FOX Image Collection via Getty Images)

George Floyd’s death has triggered a series of peaceful protests in the Black Lives Matter movement, which have in turn triggered riots in some US cities. Many stars are planning to take part in a social media blackout in tribute to Floyd.

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Ware most recently starred opposite Renee Zellweger in Netflix series What/If.

Michele married businessman Reich in March last year.

During her time starring in Glee she dated co-star Cory Monteith from 2012 until his tragic death from a drug overdose aged 31 in 2013.

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