AceShowbiz - Another former co-star of Lea Michele's has attacked the actress for her bad behaviour a month after castmates started coming forward to accuse the actress of bullying tactics and making on-set threats.
Craig Ramsay, who worked with Lea on the stage musical "Fiddler on the Roof" almost 20 years ago, insists the Glee star was a "horrible human being".
In a new interview for the "Behind the Velvet Rope with David Yontef" podcast, the actor said, "I think she's a despicable, horrible human being. I think she has lost touch with reality.
"(Fellow castmate) Rosie (O'Donnell) is awesome. I still talk (to her). She is a huge mentor and I respect her - how she has been able to survive and thrive with all the nonsense that was tossed at her... As far as Lea Michele is concerned, I think she is one of the most entitled people I have ever come across in this business!".
Craig recalls Lea landing the lead role in "Glee", adding, "I think the entitlement just came over her body. She was possessed... I cared for her greatly, but the amount of entitlement... I have never seen the likes of it, especially Broadways. You can't mess with Broadway. You can get a reputation very quick if you don't respect where you come from."
"She is talented, don't get me wrong. She is more talented than the gigs she did the last 10 years, but that doesn't matter if no one wants to work with you."
The attacks on Michele began when Samantha Ware accused the pregnant actress of making her life a living hell on the set of "Glee".
After a string of criticism, Lea issued an apology, stating: "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 the injustices that they face... 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 apologise for my behaviour and for any pain which I have caused. We all can grow and change and I have definitely used these past several months to reflect on my own shortcomings."