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Crew Members And Cast Of ‘One Tree Hill’ Accuse Showrunner Of Sexual Harassment

It’s the new thing trending. Alot of celebrities have called out other celebrities and producers (especially men) for sexual harassment and violation of rights.

Cast and crew of hit TV series One Tree Hill to include Sophia Bush and Hilarie Burton – have written a letter accusing former showrunner Mark Schwahn of sexual harassment.

Audrey Wauchope, a former writer on the series, took to Twitter on Saturday accusing the series showrunner, believed to be Schwahn, 51, of harassment, although she never mentioned his name.

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On Monday, 18 women who worked on the hit show that ran from 2003-2012, according to Variety,  wrote a letter of support for Wauchope and claimed they were ‘manipulated psychologically and emotionally’ while working on the series.

Bush, Burton, and Bethany Joy Lenz, as well as others from the show, wrote that they ‘have chosen this forum to stand together in support of Audrey Wauchope and one another’ following Wauchope’s statements made on Twitter

‘More than one of us is still in treatment for post-traumatic stress. Many of us were put in uncomfortable positions and had to swiftly learn to fight back, sometimes physically, because it was made clear to us that the supervisors in the room were not the protectors they were supposed to be,’ the letter read.

‘Many of us were spoken to in ways that ran the spectrum from deeply upsetting, to traumatizing, to downright illegal. And a few of us were put in positions where we felt physically unsafe. ‘

In a series of tweets, Wauchope said her and many of the women who worked on the set of One Tree Hill, were often times subject to unwanted touching.

‘To say we left that job demoralized and confused is also an understatement. One of the 1st things we were told was that the showrunner hired female writers on the basis of their looks. That’s why you’re here – he wants to f**k you,’ she tweeted.

She also talked about how Schwahn would allegedly show naked pictures of actresses he’d slept with to male staffers without the actress’ knowledge.
‘Men on staff were shown naked photos of on an actress he was having an affair with. Naked photos she didn’t know were being passed around. ‘Naked photos they didn’t want to see. This is such a violation, both to the actress and to the men forced to look and participate,’ she wrote.
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Wauchope also recalled a time when her writing partner was getting ready to leave for her wedding and Schwahn ‘closed the door of his office and asked her if she really wanted to go through with it’.

‘Maybe he could have a shot? Hahahaha we said. That’s crazy. He’s crazy. NO. He’s abusive,’ she tweeted.

Also 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.

‘And I’m furious and sad and everything else that years later I don’t feel safe to be able to do anything real about this and that it seems to be happening all over this town.’

The support continued with the men as they spoke up against harassment and gave their overwhelming support to their colleagues. Murray tweeted, “The women of OTH have always been strong and incredible. Today they’ve made us all even more proud by standing as a beacon of what is right, and continuing to lead & change the atmosphere of society. This affects all avenues of life, from our day to day activities in passing to each and every single workplace. Respect and love must lead the way.”

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