After Audrey Wauchope (pic left), a former writer on One Tree Hill accused the show creator.Mark Schwahn,51 of sexual harassment on Twitter on Saturday,18 women signed a letter to Variety which includes Cast members Sophia Bush,Hilarie Burton,Bethany Joy Lenz, Danneel Harris, Michaela McManus, Kate Voegele, Daphne Zuniga, India DeBeaufort, Bevin Prince, Jana Kramer, Shantel Van Santen, and Allison Munn all signed the letter. Crew members, Audrey Wauchope, Rachel Specter, Jane Beck, Tarin Squillante, Cristy Koebley and JoJo Stephens.
E! studio told Variety in a statement. ‘E! Universal Cable Productions and Lionsgate Television take sexual allegations very seriously, investigate them thoroughly and independently, and take appropriate action,’
‘Lionsgate has suspended Mark Schwahn from “The Royals” as we continue our investigation.’
Schwahn is yet to respond to the allegations, and his representatives did not respond to a request for comment by Variety.
On Thursday E! announced Schwahn would be indefinitely suspended from the show as the investigation into his actions continues. Wow,this is surprising an sad, i used to like him because of the show. He is also show runner for The Royals which ought to premiere in March but with this allegations i doubt it would be. Shame on you Mark! Now we get to lose a good show because of you disgusting habits.
The male crew of OTH lend their support with Chad Michael Murray re-tweeting Hilarie Burton and Sophia Bush tweet,see the rest below;
They are such a family,i love them! The best TV crew ever.