The cast members and crew of The WB and CW series One Tree Hill have accused former show runner Mark Schwahn of sexual harassment.
Variety reports that stars Sophia Bush, Hilarie Burton and Bethany Joy Lenz, as well as 15 other women, wrote in a letter on Monday that they were “manipulated psychologically and emotionally” by Schwahn.
“Many of us were spoken to in ways that ran the spectrum from deeply upsetting, to traumatizing, to downright illegal,” they revealed. “And a few of us were put in positions where we felt physically unsafe.”
The letter came after Audrey Wauchope, a former writer on the series, accused an unidentified show runner of “unwanted touching” (and other things) on Twitter over the weekend.
Read the full letter here.
I LOVE ONE ICONIC QUEEN— ✨Laura✨ (@DetBush) October 18, 2017
I WILL WATCH THIS EVERY DAY FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE! pic.twitter.com/wHn8qIT9Av
I write all this to say that there are trickle down psychological effects to all this bullshit and the town is littered with the collateral damage of abusers who have been given free reign. If you're sitting on one of these staffs please know whatever you are feeling is real.— Audrey Wauchope (@audreyalison) November 12, 2017
I stand with my incredible wife and all the women of OTH. You are stronger than we ever wrote you. It's time to listen and be better. @MichaelaMcManus @sophiabush @HilarieBurton @BethanyJoyLenz @TorreyDeVitto @audreyalison @allisonmunn @katevoegele— Mike Daniels (@mikedaniels101) November 14, 2017
I want to acknowledge the women of OTH who have penned their letter with deep wounds from a culture unacceptable for anyone, at any age, and in any business.— Stephen Colletti (@StephenColletti) November 14, 2017
I have the utmost respect of your position in righting the wrongs you have endured. I stand for you, for better...