Roseanne’s ex: ‘I warned them to take her phone’

Arnold was asked on ITV’s Good Morning Britain whether Barr was racist. Arnold responded: “yeah, obviously,” adding that he saw Barr’s fall coming.

“I have to say, I saw it coming. I warned everybody. I’m talking to my stepdaughter the whole time. ‘You’ve got to get her phone away from her.’ ‘Here’s a phone, she can tweet, but it goes to a different server, there’s time’ … It was madness,” Arnold told the hosts, according to Metro UK.

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Arnold, who was married to Barr from 1990 to 1994, said there were “mental illness issues” with the actress.

“She has had mental illness. When we were married she dealt openly and honestly, our whole family did with multiple personality disorder. She supported me through rehab,” Arnold said.

“She had the multiple personality disorder, she was honest and courageous about that. I don’t know exactly what’s going on. I know there is mental illness issues.”

ABC cancelled the reboot of the hit series Roseanne last week after Barr posted a racist tweet about former President Obama’s aide Valerie Jarrett.

Arnold told The Hollywood Reporter last week that he believed Barr wanted the show to be cancelled.

This story originally appeared in Fox News and is republished here with permission.

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