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Roseanne Barr vows never to work in television again

Dec. 2, 2013 at 8:40 AM
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LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. comedian Roseanne Barr vowed on Twitter to never work in television again.

Barr, 61, starred on the classic sitcom "Roseanne" (1988-97), then served as host of "The Roseanne Show" chat program from 1998 to 2000, appeared on the reality show "Roseanne's Nuts" in 2011 and was the subject of a Comedy Central roast last year.

She most recently has been developing a new, as-yet-untitled television show, but her weekend Twitter rant suggested the process is not going well.

"I'm never going to work in television again. I'm never going to even attempt it. I feel as if I've been insulted/assaulted for over a year," Barr tweeted Saturday in the first of many online messages.

"Actually, for many years -- from my first reality show to my second and two failed development details. Don't call me-I won't call you. I'm gone," she said.

"Not ONE word remained of any ideas I had. I was constantly 'corrected' as if I had no track record whatsoever. I'm enraged over all of it. ... I don't have the emotional stability to withstand being manipulated and lied to anymore-now that I'm old. ... Newsflash: Yes, I do have mental health issues. Decent ppl refrain from bullying, lying to, manipulating & taking advantage of ppl like me."

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