The 34-year-old actor spoke with AfterBuzzTV (via TVGuide) after Lincoln’s fate was dealt on the show last week.
“At the beginning of the season, he was not supposed to die. He had a whole story line that was cut, that was just nonexistent. It was my choice to go,” Ricky shared. “This is going to be the most controversial thing I will say, is that basically Jason Rothenberg abused his position to make my job untenable. What he did was disgusting and he should be ashamed.”
He added, “A lot was made of something my mom said all over Twitter, but everything she said was true. He was professionally bullying me, cutting out all the story line that I was supposed to be doing, cutting lines, cutting everything out, trying to make my character and myself as insignificant as possible.”
Ricky continued about how Lincoln was written out of the show: “He [Jason] chose to belittle me and neglect my character and myself. I often had questions and emails were ignored and things like that. It was ridiculous. … That’s one thing that I’ll never forgive him for: He made me walk away from something I really love. I love Lincoln. I love the show. I love that cast and crew. He forced me to make that choice, to walk away. And I’m proud I did it, I stood up and said, ‘Enough’s enough.’ My personal well-being is more important than this.”
Jason has not commented on the situation as of yet.