After days of detailing racist, transphobic, hostile, and abusive behavior on and off sets with several people involved with “American Horror Story,” including Ryan Murphy and Emma Roberts, Angelica Ross has announced that she is “leaving Hollywood.”
“For the folks who haven’t put it together yet, I’m ‘leaving Hollywood’,” Angelica Ross wrote on X. “There are multiple articles that will be coming out detailing this. So I suggest you and your faves play nice, cuz I’ma Black trans woman with nothing to lose. Candy was born from my body. IYKYK. IYDYD.”
Initially, Ross shared details about Murphy, the creator of “AHS,” stringing her along about an all-Black-woman-led season and keeping her under a first-position contract, leading her to miss opportunities with other companies, including Marvel.
She then started sharing stories of mistreatment she faced on the set of “AHS: 1984,” including crew members wearing racist shirts, and her co-star Emma Roberts misgendering her and making fun of her voice.
Since then, Roberts has reached out to Ross to apologize. Murphy has yet to comment.
On Wednesday, Ross explained that it wasn’t just about one or two individual instances, it was a pattern.
“The last 3 years have been a nightmare in ways you are only beginning to know about,” she wrote on X. “This is about a SERIES of events that tell a different kind of horror story. People on here are being unpaid extras whose inhumanity is frightening. Just know I’m prepared to face every demon.”
Ross’ breakthrough as an actor was in the Emmy-nominated web series “Her Story,” where she played a trans lawyer looking for love. Since then, she has had guest roles in “Claws,” “Danger & Eggs,” and “Transparent.”
In 2018, she started playing Candy Ferocity in “Pose.” When she joined “AHS: 1984,” she became the first trans actress to secure two series regular roles on different shows. She also appeared in the film “Framing Agnes.”
Ross is also an accomplished singer, having released music and starring in “Chicago” as Roxie Hart on Broadway in 2022. She also has a long history in the tech world. In 2014, she founded TransTech Social Enterprises and later founded the TransTech Summit.
This article originally appeared on Out.com, and is shared here as part of an LGBTQ+ community exchange between Q Voice News and Equality Media.