One Tree Hill showrunner Mark Schwahn accused of sexual harassment

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Two days after those online networking posts, One Tree Hill performing artists Sophia Bush, Hilarie Burton, and Bethany Joy Lenz, alongside numerous others, posted a joint letter blaming the showrunner for provocation.

"Huge numbers of us were addressed in ways that ran the range from profoundly irritating, to damaging, to out and out unlawful", the letter proceeds.

The group continued their message to add they had chose to speak out after recent developments in Hollywood, such as the sexual assault and harassment claims made against power players including Harvey Weinstein, James Toback and Brett Ratner, made them realize that "turning of the other cheek, is intolerable..."

The letter was signed by both cast and crew: Audrey Wauchope, Rachel Specter, Sophia Bush, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz, Danneel Harris, Michaela McManus, Kate Voegele, Daphne Zuniga, India De Beaufort, Bevin Prince, Jana Kramer, Shantel VanSanten, Allison Munn, Jane Beck, Tarin Squillante, Cristy Koebley, and JoJo Stephens.


Schwahn made and officially created One Tree Hill - an arrangement that kept running for eight arrangement in the vicinity of 2003 and 2012 - and in addition The Royals.

And it wasn't just their careers that were allegedly threatened - according to the letter, the women also claim they were told that if they told anyone what allegedly went on between them and Schwahn, they'd be putting the show's future at risk, which could jeopardize the livelihood of the entire cast and crew.

A representative for Schwahn did not immediately respond to EW's request for comment about the allegations. For the first few seasons, we watched two brothers (Chad Michael Murray and James Lafferty) fight for the affection of their father while dealing with their complicated love lives.

The network confirmed in a statement that they are "monitoring the information carefull".


Lafferty also took to Twitter to post a full statement on how he applauds "every woman on OTH. who stands up to a system that has failed them".

In the series of tweets Wauchope wrote: "I'm furious and sad and everything else for the women who have sat on that couch next to that man".

The sexual misconduct scandal in Hollywood continues to roll on, with 17 former female cast and crew members on hit television series "One Tree Hill" joining together in support of the show's writer Audrey Wauchope, all alleging they had been sexual harassed, physically and/or emotionally manipulated by the series' creator, Mark Schwahn. "I know he did more but not to me so they're not my stories to share", she wrote. Now, the leading ladies of another CW show is bringing to the light the truth behind what happened on set and they have their male counterparts fully supporting them. The lack of action that has been routine, the turning of the other cheek, is intolerable. They echo the greater rallying cry that must lead us to change: Believe Women.


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