The ladies of One Tree Hill are not standing alone. On Monday, the female cast and crew members of the beloved drama, including Sophia Bush, Hilarie Burton, and Bethany Joy Lenz, penned an open letter accusing showrunner Mark Schwahn of sexual misconduct.
Shortly after their letter was released, many of their male co-stars came forward on social media to lend their support.
The letter supported OTH writer Audrey Wauchope and “one other” in Wauchope’s claims of sexual harassment during her time on the show. Though Wauchope didn’t directly name Schwahn in her tweets over the weekend, the female stars of the CW drama did.
“Many of us were, to varying degrees, manipulated psychologically and emotionally,” the letter read after naming Schwahn directly. “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 also claimed that Schwahn spoke to them in ways that were “deeply upsetting, to traumatizing, to downright illegal,” saying they were put in positions that made them feel “physically unsafe.”
In response to the letter, several male co-stars came forward to give the actresses their backing.
James Lafferty, who played Nathan Scott for all nine seasons of the show, tweeted a lengthy message, saying, “I applaud every woman on OTH, every…
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