From 1990 to 1993 Janet Hubert played the original Aunt Viv on The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air.
She was abruptly fired from the show and recast, and to add insult to injury, Smith smeared her name in the press.
Now, Hubert is releasing a memoir, Perfection Is Not A Sitcom Mom (Hubert), to clear the air about her time on the 90s sitcom.
Hubert says surviving the show and its aftermath was a brutal journey made worse by Smiths public lies about her.
She calls the Hollywood A-lister an arrogant egomaniac who regards her as a pee-on and essentially destroyed her livelihood.
After years of asking Smith to clear her name, Hubert believes her memoir will set the facts straight.
These days, Hubert can finally watch Fresh Prince without cringing. Shes also working on a line of positive kids books.
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