One Tree Hill cast stands united

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Sophia Bush and Hi­larie Bur­ton are among the fe­male One Tree Hill cast­mem­bers who have writ­ten an open let­ter back­ing sex­ual harassment claims against the pro­gram’s creator Mark Sch­wahn.

Show writer Au­drey Wau­chope hit head­lines over the week­end when she tweeted about the harassment she’d ex­pe­ri­enced on the now-de­funct One Tree Hill, with­out nam­ing Sch­wahn. In her mes­sages, she ac­cused the showrun­ner of in­ap­pro­pri­ately touch­ing her, mak­ing inappropriate com­ments and even al­legedly show­ing off nude pic­tures of his ac­tress girl­friend. Now, in their open let­ter, Sophia, Hi­larie and cast­mate Bethany Joy Lenz have been joined by crew mem­bers all ac­cus­ing Sch­wahn of treat­ing them in ways that were “trau­ma­tiz­ing” and “down­right il­le­gal”.

The women claim they had been told that if they came for­ward with their sto­ries about Sch­wahn, their show would likely be can­celled.

The let­ter was signed by 12 ac­tresses on the show, in­clud­ing Jana Kramer and Dan­neel Har­ris, and six crew mem­bers, in­clud­ing Wau­chope.

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