AceShowbiz - Veteran actress Roseanne Barr has stirred up a new controversy after taking aim at all the women coming forward with sexual misconduct accusations as part of the #MeToo movement.
The former "Roseanne" star, who was fired from her own TV sitcom last year (18) after a race row, was a guest on conservative news commentator Candace Owens' new podcast, on which she unleashed a bitter attack on the alleged victims of Hollywood predators.
Many of the females who have spoken out about inappropriate sexual encounters with top Hollywood moguls, like disgraced Harvey Weinstein, claimed they were invited into the filmmakers' hotel suites to discuss potential movie projects, only for the accused to then proposition them.
Roseanne, 66, can't understand why the women hadn't just left the room the moment the meeting turned uncomfortable, and because of that, she is convinced they must carry some of the blame for their alleged abuse.
"They're pretending that they didn't go to trade sexual favours for money," the outspoken comedienne stated.
"If you don't run out of the room and go, 'Excuse me, you don't do that to me,' and leave, but you stayed around because you're like, 'Well, I thought maybe he was going to give me a writing job.' Well, you aren't nothing but a hoe (sic)," she continued. "I know a hoe when I see one."
Barr's vitriol wasn't just reserved for those behind the ongoing #MeToo movement against sexual assault and harassment - she also turned on some of her former Hollywood peers.
"When I went to bat for Sandra (Bernhard), Kathy (Griffin) and Sara (Gilbert) to get them on TV - because I gave them all their TV jobs... you know what people at the networks told me? 'Those girls are too ugly to go on TV,' " Barr claimed. "And I said, 'This is so incredibly sexist. Look at me, I'm no beauty. You can't take talent, for a woman, and reduce it to their facial flaws. Are you s**tting me?' "
However, Barr has since had a change of heart, and now finds herself siding with the network bosses.
"Nowadays, I'm like, 'You're right. They are too ugly to be on TV,' " she said, accusing the actresses of having an "ugliness inside."
Barr's candid remarks emerge less than a year after her unfiltered comments led to the cancellation of her rebooted '80s series Roseanne following a racist tweet she posted about Valerie Jarrett, one of former U.S. President Barack Obama's top aides.