Ex Elle Australia Editor Recalls Nightmare Lea Michele Photoshoot Where She Made A Staffer Cry

Ex Elle Magazine editor-in-chief, Justin Cullen, has made some wild claims about Lea Michele in her memoir, SEMI-GLOSS: Magazines, motherhood and misadventures in having it all.

The fash queen spilled a spicy anecdote from that time when she worked with the Glee actress for a 2013 covershoot and it… was not pleasant.

“It’s the next tier down who always surprise you, like Lea Michele from Glee, who – in just one of many on-set ‘moments’ – kicked a shoe at my fashion director and made her cry. She was… unpleasant,” Cullen wrote.

Someone from Lea’s team who was present at the shoot shut down her claims to Daily Mail, insisting there wasn’t “any drama or upset.”

The insider revealed that the atmosphere on the shoot was all the more kind and gentle because it was Lea’s first time back in front of the camera after the death of her boyfriend and Glee co-star Cory Monteith.

“It was her first shoot after Cory’s death, and everyone was being incredibly kind, because they knew how Lea must be feeling,” the source told DailyMail.com. “It was a big deal for Lea, and it was actually a very positive experience for everyone involved.”

Last year, Lea Michele was accused of racism by former co-star Samantha Ware, who played Jane Hayward on the hit musical series Glee for its sixth season in 2015.

As posts supporting the Black Lives Matter campaign flooded social media following George Floyd’s death in police custody, Ware responded to a tweet Michele shared endorsing the movement, claiming the actor made her time on the show a “living hell”.

“LMAO Remember when you made my first television gig a living hell?!?! Cause I’ll never forget. I believe you told everyone that if you had the opportunity you would ‘shit in my wig!’ amongst other traumatic microaggressions that made me question a career in Hollywood,” Ware tweeted in all caps.

Lea has since apologised for her past behaviour: “I apologise for my behaviour and for any pain which I have caused,” she posted in a lengthy statement on Instagram.

“Whether it was my privileged position and perspective that caused me to be perceived as insensitive or inappropriate at times or whether it was just my immaturity and me just being unnecessarily difficult, I apologise for my behaviour and for any pain which I have caused.

“We all can grow and change and I have definitely used these past several months to reflect my own shortcomings.”