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Roseanne Barr accuses TV writer of lifting jokes

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Oct 04, 2013 | 7:19pm EDT

Comedienne Roseanne Barr has launched a stinging attack on TV mogul Chuck Lorre, accusing him of copying her material. The star was far from amused after learning of a recent gag uttered by Ashton Kutcher on Lorre's hit sitcom Two and a Half Men - and she has taken to Twitter.com to let him know just how she feels. Pointing out that she once hired the writer to work on her comedy show Roseanne, she tweets, "I wish I'd NEVER hired Chuck Lorre... he went frm (from) being a drunken bum2 an overbearing arrogant thief." She adds, "Chuck Lorre has made MILLIONS-hundreds of millions-YET-he STEALS COMEDIAN'S WRITING-helps himself 2 STEAL other ppl's (people's) work w (with) no guilt." Roseanne then urged her fellow comics to "BEGIN WATCHING CHUCK LORRE'S SHOWS 2 SEE IF HE STEALS YOUR MATERIAL AS HE DOES MINE." Her Friday rant ended with Roseanne revealing she's considering legal action against Lorre and then adding, "If i'm unable2 sue billionaire chuck lorre4 theft, then I will force myself 2 watch his shows-& steal his jokes 2-altho NOT many R FUNNY." Lorre has yet to respond to Roseanne's claims.

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