Re: Mulgrew so awful to Jeri Ryan she had to date Braga for protection
Don't forget that Jennifer Lien had just been booted off the show to make room for her too. I'd imagine that didn't help any of the existing cast's feelings. Did GW know he almost went too?
Whatever truth/extent this went to, it could have just been the first few months/year, unfortunately the incidents tend to stick in the mind, especially after a fair bit of time has passed.
Mulgrew has said that she "has great loyalty to her original crew," which could mean that she was angry about Lien's dismissal. In any case, I'd love to hear her perspective on the alleged feud with Jeri Ryan. Was it all it's cracked up to be?
"He clapped his captain—his friend—on the shoulder. Yes, this man was very much like James Kirk, in all the ways that mattered." --Christopher L. Bennett-- Star Trek: Mere Anarachy, The Darkness Drops Again