WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — WWAY first brought you the news about the showrunner of “One Tree Hill” becoming the latest accused of sexual harassment. Now the cast and crew of the show, which was filmed in the Cape Fear, wrote a letter to Variety Magazine confirming it was indeed the creator, Mark Schwahn.
Variety Magazine reports 18 women who worked on the show are accusing Schwann of sexual harassment in the workplace. The cast and crew also offered their support to a former colleague who is speaking out.
Audrey Wauchope, a former writer on “One Tree Hill”, took to twitter to share her story.
WWAY reported about her allegations on Monday. Wauchope does not name Schwann, but calls him inappropriate and disgusting. She then goes on to say she and others were frequently touched by the showrunner.
WWAY reached out to former “One Tree Hill” actor Cullen Moss to get his reaction about the accusations.
“I know a lot of those women, I respect the hell out of them. I consider many of them friends and I believe them, stand behind them, support them. I never witnesses any of that firsthand but, or you know, if I did I wasn’t aware,” Moss said.
Although Moss said he never witnessed the accused sexual harassment, he is in shock by the allegations.
“It’s awful. I mean nobody should be put in that position and nobody should ever feel threatened in any environment,” Moss said. “In a work environment, that’s supposed to be safe in a professional environment. No one should go into work hoping that somebody is there to block an aggressor.”
WWAY reached out to a representative for Schwahn they did not respond to our request for comment.
Variety Magazine has the letter “One Tree Hill” cast and crew wrote, it reads as follows:
Audrey Wauchope, Rachel Specter, Jane Beck, Tarin Squillante, Cristy Koebley, JoJo Stephens
And All the rest of the Women We Worked With Who Are Finding Their Voices as We Speak.”
Male co-star James Lafferty tweeted his support of this letter and the women who have come forward.
— James Lafferty (@ThisIsLafferty) November 14, 2017
Another male co-star, Chad Michael Murray, also took to twitter to share his support.
— Chad Michael Murray (@ChadMMurray) November 14, 2017