'Glee' Headmaster Claims Lea Michele Never Mistreated Him Amid Racist Allegations

Iqbal Theba who played Principal Figgins on the FOX series comes to his former co-star's defense, saying it's 'wonderful' that she apologized for being rude to her castmates.

AceShowbiz - Former "Glee" star Igbal Theba is weighing in on co-star Lea Michele's behaviour on the set of the TV show, insisting she never mistreated him.

The actress' former castmates are beginning to take sides over allegations suggesting Lea was a nightmare to work with following claims made by Samantha Ware over the weekend. On Wednesday, June 3, 2020, Heather Morris took aim at Lea, revealing she was "very unpleasant" to work with, while Dean Geyer, who played Brody Weston, the boyfriend of the actress' Rachel Berry character, insisted she was a "pleasure" to work with. And now Theba, who portrayed Principal Figgins on "Glee" from 2009 to 2015, insists she never "mistreated" him.

"Lot of people r assuming that @LeaMichele mistreated me," he tweeted. "Let me state it clearly that I was never mistreated by her. And if some of the cast were treated badly then she has apologized for it which is wonderful."

Theba, who was born in Pakistan, has also urged those attacking Michele to be careful with their language as many are calling her a racist for her alleged mistreatment of Ware, an African-American.

"Being called a racist is too heavy & unfair a burden 4 most of us, specially in these troubled times," the 56 year old adds. "So, please be compassionate, careful & responsible before we accuse anyone of this horrible thing called racism. I love each & everyone of my fellow cast members from our great show @OfficialGLEEtv. Be safe & be well. Much love."

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