It’s been a rough couple of weeks for actress Lea Michele.

After being accused of bullying by former Glee co-stars Samantha Ware, Amber Riley, and Alex Newell, scores of other former cast mates, colleagues, understudies, and extras came forward to accuse her of being “subhuman,” “terrifying,” “manipulative,” and a “nightmare,” among other things. It seemed like every week someone else with close ties to Michele had something absolutely terrible to say about her.

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Michele issued an apology in early June before going into hiding. Then on Saturday, she quietly deactivated her Twitter without saying a word.

Fans quickly began speculating over the reason why Michele left Twitter, with the general conclusion being it had to do with the reports of bullying paired with fellow Glee alum Naya Rivera’s sudden disappearance.

Rivera was reported missing last week after her 4-year-old son was found alone on a boat in the middle of Lake Piru, approximately 50 miles north of Los Angeles in Ventura Country. Authorities suspect the actress drowned in a tragic accident.

Over the years, it was widely reported that Michele and Rivera didn’t get along while working on Glee.

In 2016, Rivera confirmed the rumors were true, albeit overblown, telling E!, “We are both strong willed and competitive—not just with each other but with everyone—and that’s not a good mixture.”

Recently, however, the two seemed to have let bygones be bygones. In April, after Michele announced she was pregnant on Instagtam, Rivera commented, “Aww congrats! I love this. You’re going to be a great mommy.”

Michele’s Instagram page remains active, though she hasn’t posted anything new since her June 3 apology.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CA-HatxlQ6h/

Related: Former ‘Glee’ co-stars accuse Lea Michelle of terrible on-set behavior

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