Lea Michele called Glee co-star Amber Riley after bullying claims- but actress ‘doesn’t give a s**t’ about apology

GLEE star Lea Michele reached out to Amber Riley after claims of her bullying behavior on set came to light.

Despite her former co-star calling her, Amber, 34, insisted that she "didn't give a s***"about the reports as she wanted to keep the focus on the Black Lives Matter protests across the country.

Amber joined a growing chorus of cast members criticizing the pregnant 33-year-old for her treatment towards them after Samantha Ware claimed that Lea made her life a "living hell" on the Glee set.

Speaking during an Instagram Live with Danielle Young last night, Amber explained that she didn't want to detract from bigger issues such as racial inequality, injustice and police brutality by discussing Michele's alleged 'bullying behavior'.

She said: "I don’t give a s***, [about this]. People are out here dying and being murdered by police…

Amber added that she didn't read the Scream Queen star's apology, which she published to social media – although she did admit that Lea reached out to her.

She continued: "I wish her well, I hope that she has an amazing pregnancy, I hope that she has grown.

"That [statement] she put out, I didn’t read it because I told y’all I don't give a s— about it….

"She reached out to me, I responded to her and that’s where it ends for me. I ain’t talk to that girl in two years. I have no hatred or ill will on that end."

Riley previously posted a gif of herself sipping tea, in response to criticisms of Michele made by Samantha Ware.

Samantha played Jane Hayward in 2015 on the sixth season of the beloved musical series which centered around main star Rachel Berry, played by Lea.

Over the weekend, the Emmy nominee shared a short tweet in support of the Black Lives Matter movement that read: "George Floyd did not deserve this. This was not an isolated incident and it must end #BlackLivesMatter."

Samantha then responded with bold claims about drama behind-the-scenes of Glee and penned: "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 microaggressions that made me question a career in Hollywood."

She was replying to Lea's tweet following the death of George Floyd: "George Floyd did not deserve this.

"This was not an isolated incident and it must end #BlackLivesMatter."

Lea later released a statement saying in part: "One of the most important lessons of the last few weeks is that we need to take the time to listen and learn about other people's perspectives and any role we have played or anything we can do to help address injustices they face.

"When I tweeted the other day, it was meant to be a show of support for our friends and neighbors and communities of color during this really difficult time.

"But the responses I received to what I posted have made me also focus on how my own behavior towards fellow cast members was perceived by them."

She continued: "While I don't remember ever making this specific statement and I have never judged others by their background or color of their skin, that's not really the point, what matters is that I clearly acted in ways which hurt other people.

"Whether it was my privileged position and perspective that caused me to be perceived as insensitive or inappropriate at times or whether it was just my immaturity and me just being unnecessarily difficult, I apologize for my behavior and for any pain which I have caused."

She added: "We all can grow and change and I have definitely used these past several months to reflect on my own shortcomings.

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