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Angelica Ross says Emma Roberts has apologized for misgendering her

Angelica Ross has revealed that her former costar Emma Roberts called to apologize after Ross called her out for making transphobic remarks on the set of American Horror Story: 1984.

“Thank you [Emma Roberts] for calling and apologizing, recognizing your behavior was not that of an ally,” Ross wrote in a Wednesday social media post. “I will leave the line open to follow up on your desire to do better and support social justice causes with your platform.”

The news comes after a Tuesday Instagram Live (which has since been reposted by various social media users), during which the trans actress was candid about her negative experiences on the set of American Horror Story, including a confrontation with Roberts that ended with the actress allegedly misgendering her.

Reenacting the moment, Ross said Roberts playfully told director John J. Gray that “‘Angelica’s being mean.'” Gray then stepped in to say, “‘OK ladies, that’s enough, let’s get back to work.'”

According to Ross, Roberts responded with a transphobic remark: “She then looks at me and she goes, ‘Don’t you mean lady?’ and she turns around.” Ross said that though the incident left her blood “boiling,” she decided not to speak out against Roberts at the time after witnessing other members of the production face “repercussions” for doing so.

Emma Roberts; Angelica Ross.
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“I’m looking at her dead-ass in the camera like ‘What the f— did you just say?,'” Ross recalled. “I’m trying to process what the f— she just said. I’m standing there and she walked away. My blood is boiling. Boiling, because I’m like, if I say something, it’s gonna be me that’s the problem. And I know this because there was someone that spoke up about what she was doing, and they got repercussions from that.”

Following the interaction, she avoided speaking with Roberts — even as they continued filming scenes together.

EW has reached out to representatives for Roberts and FX’s American Horror Story for comment.

In a Wednesday follow-up post, Ross described another alleged incident involving her, Roberts, and Australian AHS actor Cody Fern, claiming that Roberts made fun of her voice by mimicking her in a low register. “We’re all sitting around & I’m copying Cody’s accent,” she wrote. “Emma then copies my voice & laugh and drops it several octaves. I was SHOOK. She read me for blood with my own words. Of course I was self-conscious about my voice on set after that.”

Ross later made a point to ask her followers not to direct any violent words towards Roberts when holding her accountable. “I appreciate the support, but please do not joke about violence towards Emma,” she wrote. “Joke about her being held accountable. Now THAT’s funny.”

Ross has spent the past few days being open about her relationship to the AHS world, including sharing emails between her and series creator Ryan Murphy, who she claims ghosted her after reaching out with plans to produce a season of the horror series with an all-Black cast.

In screenshots dating back to 2020, Murphy expressed interest in her idea for a season centered around Black women, but did not respond to Ross’ several follow-ups about the show’s progress. She claimed to have lost out on a potential Marvel opportunity as a result.

“It’s not JUST that the idea changed,” she wrote. “Things change all the time. It’s that I called business affairs for MONTHS trying to get clarity if they were picking up my contract option or if I was ok to tell Marvel that I was available for whatever they were calling me for.”

Ross later promised to reveal more about her experiences on the production. “Please ask somebody about me. If I’m at the point of publicly showing receipts you can believe I don’t have any f—s left to give when it comes down to it. And I’m not even done pulling out the receipts.”

Murphy has not publicly addressed Ross’ claims.

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