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Roseanne Says She Didn't Want Money for 'Roseanne' Spinoff: 'I Asked for Nothing'

By TheBlast Staff

Roseanne Barr did not feel she deserved to be paid for the "Roseanne" spinoff and felt it was her "penance" for the racist tweet scandal.

Barr called into Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s podcast, which was recorded at Stand Up NY in New York City on June 27, for the second time since the scandal broke.

In the interview, Barr tells Boteach, "I didn't ask to be paid off, I asked for nothing, and I just stepped away ... because that is penance. I put a lot of thought into it."

Barr also laments of the impact the show's cancellation had on the young girl who played her granddaughter, Jayden Rey.

"She loved me and I loved her," Barr says of Rey. "And I did not want her ... to not have a job, because she’s great. And I did not want her to think that badly of Jewish people and me in specifically."

It's the second interview Roseanne has done with Boteach since the scandal broke. In the first interview, which was recorded just days after the scandal, Barr issued a tearful apology.

“I’ve lost everything,” she says in the interview. “And I regretted it before I lost everything and I said to God, ‘I am willing to accept whatever consequences this brings because I know I’ve done wrong.’ I’m willing to accept what the consequences are. And, I do. And I have.”

ABC announced last week they were going forward with "The Conners," a show centered around Sara Gilbert's character, Darlene.

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