Cast, crew of “The Royals” accuse Mark Schwahn of harassment
Los Angeles, Nov 17 : Writer Mark Schwahn, who was suspended from the drama series “The Royals”, was accused of sexual harassment by female actors and the show team.
In a joint letter broadcast by 25 actors and crew members of the show, Schwahn was charged with “repeated unwanted sexual harassment of several female members of the cast and crew,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
They said their counterparts at “One Tree Hill” motivated them to tell their own stories of harassment.
“Despite rumors about his behavior on One Tree Hill, those of us who were involved in the early stages began to film the pilot hoping that these are just rumors.
“It became too obvious to read their statement earlier this week that the betrayal and anger that so many of us had experienced while staying at The Royals did not belong exclusively to us, and we were angry and angry. now”. .
The letter was signed by Hatty Preston, Sophie Colquhoun, Alex Watherson, Lydia Rose Bewley, Annalise Beusnel, Corby-Tuech Poppy, Florence Chow, Charlie Jones, Isabelle Artitzone, Jade Armstrong, Rachel Walsh, Tania Vernava among others.
“While voraciously condemning the actions of a man, we would like to express our gratitude to others, thanks to so many royal men who assured us that we were never alone in social situations with him and did two steps towards us. everyone, “he says.
Producers of “The Royals” had suspended Schwahn and said they were under investigation.
“E!, Universal Cable Productions and Lionsgate Television take allegations of sexual harassment very seriously, study them thoroughly and independently and take appropriate action.” Lionsgate suspended Mark Schwahn from “The Royals” as we continue our investigation . a statement to Variety.
Schawhn was first accused by the actors and the crew of the hit One Tree Hill in 2003, which issued a joint statement in support of writer Audrey Wauchope after accusing the harassment creator of years without naming him.