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One Tree Hill Boys Support Female Co-Stars Amid Mark Schwahn Scandal

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Yesterday, the female cast and crew of One Tree Hill, including Sophia Bush, Bethany Joy Lenz, Hilarie Burton, called series creator Mark Schwahn out for sexual harassment.


The former females of OTH wrote a letter about their experience on Variety stating:

“Mark Schwahn’s behavior over the duration of the filming of One Tree Hill was something of an ‘open secret.’ Many of us were, to varying degrees, manipulated psychologically and emotionally. 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. 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.”

In addition to the actresses and former writers/producers supporting each other on social media last night, the male cast of the beloved CW series also showed their love and support for their co-stars. Keep reading to see what James Lafferty, Chad Michael Murray, Lee Norris and more had to say in light of the shocking allegations against a man that was once loved by so many.