Sophia Bush & Hilarie Burton Weigh In On One Tree Hill Creator Mark Schwahn’s Termination From The Royals

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Mark Schwahn has been officially ousted.

As we previously reported, after being suspended from his post in November, the showrunner was terminated from The Royals. This came about after cast members from both the E! show and One Tree Hill came forward with sexual harassment allegations.

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Thus, it wasn’t surprising when OTH alums Sophia Bush and Hilarie Burton took to Twitter to weigh in on Schwahn’s firing. Bush, who is an avid activist and feminist, made sure to praise those who bravely came forward to take on the scandalized Hollywood heavyweight. The Chicago P.D. star wrote:

Snap! Snap!

In case you forgot, 18 former cast and crew members from The CW drama penned a letter which accused the industry vet of sexual misconduct. At the time, the women shared:

“Schwahn’s behavior over the duration of the filming of One Tree Hill was something of an ├óΓé¼╦£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.”

Not long after this missive was made public, 25 females associated with The Royals came forward and alleged that Schwahn engaged in “repeated unwanted sexual harassment of multiple female members of” the staff. So awful.

No wonder Miz Burton passionately addressed the situation online. In regards to the toxic working environment Mark caused, Hilarie dished:

Well said.

We’re glad, that in this case at least, some form of justice was served. Goodbye, Mark — see you never!!

[Image via WENN.]

Dec 22, 2017 8:12am PDT

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