Roseanne Thanks Co-Star John Goodman for 'Speaking Truth'
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Unlike others, Goodman was not among those who raced to distance themselves from Barr after 'Roseanne' was initially axed.

AceShowbiz - Roseanne Barr has thanked her former TV husband John Goodman for defending her over allegations she is a racist following controversial comments she made earlier this year.

The comedienne's revived family sitcom was cancelled in May after she attacked Valerie Jarrett, one of former U.S. President Barack Obama's top aides, in an ill-advised social media post, in which she suggested the African-American woman was the product of the "muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes".

Goodman was not among those who raced to distance themselves from Barr after the show was initially axed, but he recently spoke out in defence of Roseanne.

"I know for a fact that she's not a racist," he told Britain's Sunday Times, adding he was "surprised" about the response to her Twitter remnarks.

Following the controversy, Roseanne relinquished her rights to the show and network executives have since ordered a spin-off, titled "The Conners". John told the Times he had reached out to Roseanne to thank her for allowing the project to go forward, but hadn't heard from her.

She has now broken her silence to thank the actor publicly for telling the "truth" about her.

"I thank John Goodman for speaking (the) truth about me, despite facing certain peril from producers and network," she wrote on Twitter on Monday, August 27.

Meanwhile, Goodman also shared his take on how "The Conners" might pick up the show's storyline, suggesting writers could kill off his TV wife.

"I guess my character (Dan) will be mopey and sad because his wife's dead," he said.

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