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Roseanne Barr Finds Controversy Again

She goes after MeToo accusers as 'hos'
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 5, 2019 9:40 AM CST
Roseanne Barr in a July 2018 photo.   (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

(Newser) – Roseanne Barr is making headlines yet again over controversial statements, this time in regard to the MeToo movement, Sen. Kamala Harris, and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused the Supreme Court's Brett Kavanaugh of assault. The comments came during an interview with conservative radio host Candace Owens. The details:

  • MeToo: "They're pretending that they didn't go to trade sexual favors for money," Barr said of women making accusations, per Variety. "I know a ho when I see one." She said someone made that point to her recently, that the women who ended up being accusers had gone to see the men to further their careers. "Well, 'cause they're hos," Barr said. "Like if you don't run out the room and go, 'Excuse me, you don't do that to me, excuse me' and leave, but you stayed around because you're like, 'Well, I thought maybe he was gonna give me a writing job,' well, you ain't nothing but a ho."

  • Kamala Harris: Barr repeated a debunked rumor about the California presidential candidate, agreeing with Owens that Harris "slept her way" to success and referring to her as "Kama Sutra Harris." The Sacramento Bee finds it notable that Barr once again went after a prominent African-American woman given that her tweeted slur against Valerie Jarrett is what cost her the Roseanne reboot.
  • Blasey Ford: Barr said Kavanaugh's accuser "should be in prison" and that only "white woman privilege" had prevented that from happening.
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