18 Women From 'One Tree Hill' Have Come Together To Accuse Mark Schwahn Of Sexual Harassment


18 Women From 'One Tree Hill' Have Come Together To Accuse Mark Schwahn Of Sexual Harassment

Stars of the teen series One Tree Hill, which ran from 2003 to 2012 on The CW and The WB, have united against its show creator Mark Schwahn, accusing him of sexual harassment.

On Monday, Actresses Sophia Bush, Bethany Joy Lenz, and Hilarie Burton signed their names on a statement supporting Mark's alleged sexual harassment while the run of One Tree Hill.

18 Women From 'One Tree Hill' Have Come Together To Accuse Mark Schwahn Of Sexual Harassment

18 Women From 'One Tree Hill' Have Come Together To Accuse Mark Schwahn Of Sexual Harassment

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Over the weekend, One Tree Hill writer (who is also the current Crazy Ex-Girlfriend writer) Audrey Wauchope shared a tweet that she and her co-writer Rachel Specter were regularly sexually harassed when they were work on the show, but she didn't name Mark in any of the tweets.

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Bush, Burton, Wauchope and Joy Lenz are just four of the 18 of the women who have signed the statement. The statement says that Mark's behavior was an open secret on the show, and some of the women are still in treatment for post-traumatic stress.

The statement says;

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. 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. More than one woman on our show had her career trajectory threatened.

It further says;

 Believe women. We are all in this together.

Mark is currently the showrunner for The Royals for E! News.

 In a statement, E! News said;

We are monitoring the information carefully. E!, Universal Cable Productions and Lionsgate Television are committed to providing a safe working environment in which everyone is treated respectfully and professionally.

 Mark was not immediately available for comment.