“I begged Ben Sherwood at ABC 2 let me apologize & make amends,” Barr tweeted, according to images of the missives. “I begged them not to cancel the show. I told them I was willing to do anything & asked 4 help in making things right. I’d worked doing publicity4 them 4free for weeks, traveling, thru bronchitis. I begged4 ppls jobs.”
She also repeated the excuse she has publicly given for likening Valerie Jarrett, a former top aide to President Barack Obama, to an ape. “He said: what were you thinking when you did this?” Barr continued. “I said: I thought she was white, she looks like my family! He scoffed & said: ‘what u have done is egregious, and unforgivable.’ I begged 4 my crews jobs. Will I ever recover from this pain? omg.”
A representative for ABC did not immediately reply to a request for comment about the alleged exchange.
In another also-deleted tweet, Barr singled out cast member Jayden Rey, who played Barr’s granddaughter Mary Conner, whose on-screen parents were Barr’s son D.J. and his African American wife.
“I think I’ll b better tomorrow. The saddest part of all is 4 Jayden Rey on the show whom I grew2 love so much & am so ashamed of myself that she would ever think I do not love her bc she is African American,” Barr tweeted. “It’s the most gawd awful painful thing. I can’t let myself cave in tho.”
Barr left up this apologetic tweet, in which she says she’s “signing off on twitter for a while” — something she has promised to do multiple times, only to quickly return to the platform.