Donald Trump tweets, Ambien rejects star's blame claim

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As a result of Barr's tweets, ABC canceled the series, and the president of ABC Entertainment, Channing Dungey, released the following: "Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have chose to cancel her show".

In footage obtained by ET, Goodman addressed the situation, saying he would "rather say nothing than to cause more trouble", adding that "everything's fine".

A racist tweet by Roseanne Barr, star of ABC's popular show "Roseanne", about Valerie Jarrett, a former top adviser to President Barack Obama, led ABC to cancel Barr's show on Tuesday.

Earlier this week, Barr tweeted that Jarrett, who is African-American and born in Iran, is like the "muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby".

Barr's other TV daughter Lecy Goranson said that while she was "devastated" by Roseanne's cancellation, "more devastating are the effects of hate speech and racism on individuals and society".

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The ABC network pulled the plug on the revived show yesterday, just hours after Barr's tweet. "Maybe I just didn't get the call?"

Trump's former campaign manager Michael Caputo is courting Roseanne Barr and her cancelled ABC Roseanne sitcom to bring to his streaming service Bond, reports the New York Daily News. "I've been up there 12 times already and if I don't get one by now, I'm not gonna get one". Some members of the cast may still receive compensation for the 2018-2019 primetime season, despite the fact that there's no script in the works and no episodes have been filmed. Depending on how the revival's cast and creators decide to continue the show, it could end up financially benefitting Barr. Taking to Twitter, Trump wanted to know why the U.S. network said sorry to Jarrett, but not to him for statements that were made on the network about him. She also blamed the incident on tweeting under the influence of the sleep drug Ambien in a since-deleted tweet. "I'm so sick over this-they will never have better character actors on their network". You throw me under the bus. "It was 2 in the morning and I was ambien tweeting-it was memorial day too-i went 2 far & do not want it defended-it was egregious Indefensible".

Barr ended her most recent string of tweets by writing, "I end by offering everyone involved one more apology and prayers for healing of our divided nation".

"I also told Ben Sherman that I would go in hospital to check my meds, bc the stress had made them less effective".