Roseanne Barr is embroiled in a fight with sitcom writer Ken Levine, who has worked on shows such as "Cheers" and "Frasier," sparked by an article Barr wrote claiming that male television writers are sexist, reports New York Magazine’s Vulture blog.
In her New York Magazine article, called "And I Should Know" and published last month, Barr wrote, "Male writers have zero interest in being nice to women, including their own assistants, few of whom are ever promoted to the rank of ‘writer,’ even though they do all the work while the guys sit on their asses taking the credit."
Levine, who never worked with Barr, writes in a blog post, "As a male writer I find that insulting. As a male I find that insulting. And so misguided and ridiculous that it doesn’t even warrant a rebuttal."
At another point in his post, he says Barr "treated people like shit. Routinely. Constantly. Knowingly."
Barr responded to Levine’s post on her own blog, saying he doesn’t have respect for her as a writer "[b]ecause that person is female, that’s why." She concludes that she plans to ask several male writers to defend her in her blog. "Stay tuned," her post says.