Ali Larter apologizes to Heroes co-star Leonard Roberts for his “perception” of events

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Ali Larter presented a half-apology to her on-screen Heroes husband Leonard Roberts on Wednesday following accusations that she had him delisted from their NBC series after just one season in 2007.

“I am deeply saddened to learn of Leonard Roberts’ experience on Heroes and I am heartbroken to read his perception of our relationship, which absolutely does not match my memory or my experience on the show,” the mother 43 years old. two said in a statement to TVLine.

“I respect Leonard as an artist and applaud him or anyone using his voice and platform. I am very sorry for any part I may have played in his painful experience during this time and wish him and his family the best.

‘I am deeply saddened’: Ali Larter presented a half-apology to her on-screen Heroes husband Leonard Roberts on Wednesday following accusations she had him delisted from their NBC series after just one season in 2007

The 43-year-old mother-of-two said in a statement: 'I'm heartbroken to read her perception of our relationship, which absolutely doesn't match my memory or experience on the show' (pictured Sunday)

The 43-year-old mother-of-two said in a statement: “I’m heartbroken to read her perception of our relationship, which absolutely does not match my memory or my experience of the show” (pictured on Sunday)

In an essay on Variety, the 48-year-old actor questioned how “race was a factor” in Ali’s coldness and volatility towards him, and how he had felt he ” tarnished its brand ”.

Larter was “exuberant” during a lingerie-clad seduction scene with Adrian Pasdar, but when director Greg Beeman asked her to pull down the straps of her top for a bedroom scene with Leonard, she was outraged.

Roberts overheard the New Jersey-born blonde tell Beeman in a meeting, “I’ve never been so despised – as an actress, as a woman or as a human being. “

Creator Tim Kring later told the Drumline actor that his character had been “painted in a corner” and that he was going to be killed due to a lack of “chemistry” with Ali.

Ali added: 'I respect Leonard as an artist and applaud him or anyone using his voice and platform.  I am very sorry for any part I played in his painful experience during this time and wish him and his family the best. ''

Ali added, “I respect Leonard as an artist and applaud him or anyone using his voice and platform. I am very sorry for the part I played in his painful experience during this time and I wish him and his family the best ”

Inspired by the BLM movement: In an essay on Variety, the 48-year-old actor questioned how 'race was a factor' in Ali's coldness and volatility towards him, and how he felt he was `` tarnishing his mark ''

Inspired by the BLM movement: In an essay on Variety, the 48-year-old actor wondered how “race was a factor” in Ali’s coldness and volatility towards him, and how he got the hang of it. feeling that he was “tarnishing his mark”

“I have never been so despised!  Larter was 'exuberant' during a lingerie-clad seduction scene with Adrian Pasdar, but when director Greg Beeman asked her to pull down the straps of her top for a bedroom scene with Leonard, she was outraged .

“I have never been so despised! Larter was “exuberant” in a lingerie-clad seduction scene with Adrian Pasdar, but when director Greg Beeman asked her to pull down the straps of her top for a bedroom scene with Leonard, she was outraged.

“I recognize that a lack of diversity at the upper levels of staff may have contributed to Leonard experiencing the lack of sensitivity he describes,” Kring said Wednesday in a statement.

“I am committed to improving this problem with every project I pursue. I remember Leonard well and wish him good luck.

Variety corroborated Leonard’s account of the events with 10 unnamed people close to the NBC superhero drama, now streaming on Peacock TV.

Roberts’ former mom, Yvette Nicole Brown called Larter statement on the 13-year-old ‘how not to apologize’ scandal.

Creator Tim Kring later told Roberts his character had been 'painted in a corner' and was going to be killed due to a lack of 'chemistry' with the New Jersey-born blonde

Creator Tim Kring later told Roberts that his character had been “painted in a corner” and that he was going to be killed due to a lack of “chemistry” with the blonde born in New Jersey.

Kring said in a statement on Wednesday: 'I recognize that a lack of diversity at senior levels of staff may have contributed to Leonard experiencing the lack of sensitivity he describes'

Kring said in a statement on Wednesday: “I recognize that a lack of diversity at senior levels of staff may have contributed to Leonard experiencing the lack of sensitivity he describes.”

Received: Variety corroborated the Drumline actor's account of events with 10 unnamed people close to the NBC superhero drama, now streaming on Peacock TV (pictured in 2018)

Received: Variety corroborated the Drumline actor’s account of events with 10 unnamed people close to the NBC superhero drama, now streaming on Peacock TV (pictured in 2018)

“It was to me a use of ‘perception’,” the 49-year-old community elder tweeted Wednesday.

“The horrible love of hiding behind the idea that the person they voluntarily tormented somehow misinterpreted their intentions as they voluntarily tormented them. I believe @_LeonardRoberts. #AliLarter and his ilk can hit rocks. ‘

Yvette added: “She surely never even thought of the toll that her privileged schemes were causing Leonard. This non-excuse proves that she hasn’t learned anything since. People like her never do.

Kirk A. Moore, ABC for Life writer tweeted that what Ali did was “horrible and racist”, but noted that “these showrunners are responsible for the mismanagement of their show and their casting.”

'It was the use of "Perception" for me '': Leonard's former mother Yvette Nicole Brown called Larter's statement on the 13-year-old scandal 'how not to apologize'

“That was the use of ‘perception’ for me”: Leonard’s former family mate Yvette Nicole Brown called Larter’s statement about the 13-year scandal “how not to apologize “

ABC For Life writer Kirk A. Moore tweeted that what Ali did was `` horrible and racist, '' but noted that `` these showrunners are responsible for the mismanagement of their show and of their casting ''

ABC For Life writer Kirk A. Moore tweeted that what Ali did was “horrible and racist,” but noted that “these showrunners are responsible for the mismanagement of their show and their casting “

Austin Crute (Trinkets, Booksmart) tweeted that he believed the former Buffy the Vampire Slayer was because 'the crew blatantly remembers what he's talking about is enough for me'

Austin Crute (Trinkets, Booksmart) tweeted that he believed the former Buffy the Vampire Slayer was because “the crew blatantly remembers what he’s talking about is enough for me”

“Uh damn, did you forget? Many Twitter users have shared memes of Beyoncé beating Larter in the 2009 movie Obsessed, as well as images of the former Varsity Blues only wearing whipped cream in 1999.

Austin Crute (bibelots, Booksmart) tweeted that he believed the old Buffy the Vampire Slayer because “the crew blatantly remembers what they’re talking about is enough for me.”

Many Twitter users have shared memes of Beyoncé beating Larter in the 2009 movie Obsessed, as well as images of the former Varsity Blues only wearing whipped cream in 1999.

Ali will then reprise her role as Dr. Grace Sawyer in season three of The Rookie police proceeding, which premieres January 3 on ABC.

Premieres January 3 on ABC!  Ali will then reprise her role as Dr Grace Sawyer in season three of The Rookie police proceeding.

Premieres January 3 on ABC! Ali will then reprise her role as Dr Grace Sawyer in season three of The Rookie police proceeding.



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