Tom Arnold, Roseanne Barr’s ex-husband, speaks out about her recent erratic Twitter behavior!
“It had to happen,” he told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview published Wednesday. “And I am going to tell you the truth, she wanted it to happen, if you saw how her tweets escalated this weekend.”
Barr, 65, was ready for the ABC reboot cancellation, due to her feelings of being taken advantage of. She also suffers from multiple personality disorder. She revealed her battle with the disorder back in 1994 according to ABC News. In a 2001 interview with Esquire, Barr called her disorder “a gift” and referred to herself as “we.”
“We have seven different signatures,” she told the magazine at the time. “We’ve never been comfortable saying ‘I.’ It’s something we have to do with singletons. You know, to sound normal. We consider it a gift.”
Arnold stated that Roseanne felt that she never received creative credit for her input on the show. Barr and Arnold met on the set of Roseanne, as Arnold was a writer for the show.
The couple wedded in 1990 but divorced four years later, in 1994.
The shows cancellation came about on Monday after Barr’s racist tweet about former Obama aide, Valerie Jarrett sparked controversy.
“ABC lost maybe $1 billion from this; this show was grinding out money hand over fist and they lost it all because somebody didn’t say, ‘Get that phone out of her hand,’” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “She’s not going to go on TV and say these things. But you put that phone in her hand and she is a loose cannon.”
Barr has since apologized to Jarrett and ABC Entertainment president, Channing Dungey.
Dungey stands firm in the decision to remove the show off air.