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Posted Tuesday 12/11/18 at 10:34AM EST
Sophia Bush recalls "a consistent onslaught barrage of abusive behavior" while working in Chicago P.D.
The explained to Dax Shepard on his Armchair Expert podcast why she quit the NBC drama. “I realized that as I was thinking I was being the tough guy, doing the thing, showing up to work, I programmed myself to tolerate the intolerable,” Bush said. “I quit because, what I’ve learned is I’ve been so programmed to be a good girl and to be a work horse and be a tug boat that I have always prioritized tugging the ship for the crew, for the show, for the group, ahead of my own health … My body was, like, falling apart, because I was really, really unhappy.”
Posted Tuesday 12/11/18 at 12:37AM EST
Sophia Bush: One Tree Hill producers exploited my breakup with Chad Michael Murray
Their entire romance, from dating to marriage, took place while they were both starring on The WB series. Bush tells Dax Shepard on his Armchair Expert podcast that producers fueled the drama by running advertisements about their split. “They ran TV ads about it. It was really ugly," she says, adding that producers were “really deeply inappropriate to both of us."
Posted Thursday 9/06/18 at 3:23PM EDT
Sophia Bush is set for a TV comeback with CBS NSA spy thriller Surveillance
The former Chicago PD star is expected to film a pilot later this fall for the proposed series described as a "complex and timely spy thriller centered around the head of communications for the NSA (Bush), a charming operative who finds her loyalties torn between protecting the government’s secrets and her own."
Posted Thursday 6/14/18 at 4:48AM EDT
Chad Michael Murray fires back after One Tree Hill co-star Sophia Bush said she felt pressured to marry him
Bush discussed her 2005 months-long marriage to Murray in an interview with Andy Cohen on his radio show on Wednesday, prompting a response from Murray's rep: “Chad conducts himself in a completely professional manner and would never marry for any reason but love," said the rep's statement. "Thirteen years since his divorce from Sophia, he has a very happy family life with his wife and children...He has completely moved on and doesn’t feel the need to engage in this type of behavior.”
Posted Wednesday 6/13/18 at 7:04PM EDT
Sophia Bush says "I hit him f*cking hard" when One Tree Hill creator Mark Schwahn "grabbed by a**"
Source: Us Weekly
Bush detailed her sexual harassment experience on One Tree Hill in an interview with Andy Cohen on his radio show. She also discussed her Chicago P.D. departure. "It was very clear to him to stay away from me," she said of Schwahn. "You heard comments you knew about things he said to people, we knew about the late night texts. We knew when he was super obsessed with one girl on our show that he would try to bang down her hotel room door in the middle of the night." ALSO: Bush says she never really wanted to marry co-star Chad Michael Murray.
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 8:36PM EDT
Hilarie Burton blasts One Tree Hill convention, prompting Sophia Bush to defend her
Source: E! Online
Burton received some backlash after she wrote of the annual One Tree Hill Eyecon convention: "I personally feel exploited by their ‘girl power' angle, which exists at the expense of some of us who went through a difficult time on that show. They're using our sisterhood as a sales gimmick. No thanks." That prompted Bush to defend her, writing: "Let's get real clear, real quick. Hilarie Burton is my sister. She is a big-hearted, brilliant, thoughtful, incredible human. She has had laser sharp, clearly defined integrity running up her spine as long as I have known her. She is a human being. She has feelings. She is entitled to her OWN OPINIONS. She does not make statements hastily."
Posted Friday 12/22/17 at 2:05PM EST
Sophia Bush and Hilarie Burton respond to One Tree Hill creator Mark Schwahn’s firing from The Royals
Source: ET Canada
“43 women came forward. To the ones who did and to the ones who didn’t or couldn’t, I hope this news is a salve to your souls,” Bush tweeted. “To the other predators out there? I hope this is a lesson that sometimes, even if it takes time, justice is served. You’re next.” Burton added: “The reason we cannot condone ‘degrees of harassment’ is because one day you get your butt or boob grabbed at work. And you laugh it off. You become conditioned. "She's such a good sport" they say. And then? You meet a Schwahn.”
Posted Monday 12/18/17 at 5:56PM EST
Sophia Bush on her Chicago P.D. exit: “It was my dream job and I was miserable”
Source: E! Online
"I don't have to give everyone the specific break down of exactly why I left until I'm ready to do that,” she said on Refinery 29’s Unstyled podcast. “But, the overarching theme for me, was that I landed my dream job. I landed this job that, since I was 20 years old and trying to become an actor, I said I wanted. And aspects of it, don't get me wrong, were wonderful. But, I realized…by the end of the second season I couldn't do that job anymore.” She added that she gave producers plenty of warning about her exit, saying she told them: “I'm giving you 23 episodes notice. I'm giving you that much time. So there will be no conversation in which I was hysterical, emotional, in which I was being a quote irrational female or whatever you want to put on it. I'm literally sitting in front of you like cool as a cucumber.”
Posted Tuesday 11/21/17 at 9:19PM EST
Report: Chicago P.D. star Jason Beghe's anger management issues led to Sophia Bush’s exit
Variety reports that NBC launched an investigation last year after receiving multiple complaints about Beghe’s behavior on set, with cast and crew complaining about "anger issues, volatile behavior, and offensive comments.” As one source put it to Variety, “people felt disrespected, he yelled a tremendous amount, he had a quick fuse and when it was set off it was unpleasant for everyone around him.” Sources also tell Variety “that his behavior played into Sophia Bush’s decision to leave the show.” In a statement, Beghe acknowledged his anger management issues. “I am deeply sorry for my behavior, which I know has been hurtful to my friends and colleagues,” he said. “I have struggled with anger issues for some time, and over the past year, I have been working with a coach to help me learn how to mitigate my temper.”
Posted Tuesday 11/14/17 at 2:17AM EST
One Tree Hill creator accused of sexual harassment by his cast and crew
Stars Sophia Bush, Hilarie Burton and Bethany Joy Lenz joined other cast members and “brave crew” in writing an open letter in support of writer Audrey Wauchope, who tweeted over the weekend of One Tree Hill creator Mark Schwahn’s alleged sexual harassment on set. In the open letter, the cast and crew members said Schwahn's alleged behavior “was something of an ‘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.” Schwahn is currently creator/showrunner of E!’s The Royals. “We are monitoring the information carefully,” the three companies behind the show said in a statement to Deadline. “E!, Universal Cable Productions and Lionsgate Television are committed to providing a safe working environment in which everyone is treated respectfully and professionally.”
Posted Monday 10/23/17 at 7:10AM EDT
Sophia Bush on her Chicago P.D. exit: “I left because I wanted to. End of story”
Dick Wolf had previously said that she “wanted to leave,” but that hasn’t stopped speculation that she was dropped from the show. “took me a long time and a lot of hard work to get out of that show,” she wrote on Instagram, responding to a commenter. “I left because I wanted to. End of story.”
Posted Friday 10/20/17 at 4:11AM EDT
Sophia Bush signs a TV deal to star in a comedy or drama pilot
The former One Tree Hill and Chicago P.D. star has inked a deal with 20th Century Fox TV to not only star in a TV pilot, but to also executive produce other projects.
Posted Wednesday 9/06/17 at 11:14PM EDT
Sophia Bush goes on a Twitter rant attacking her “trolls”
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The former Chicago P.D. star says she’s receiving hateful messages “literally EVERY GD second of EVERY GD day,” including some who are upset by her decision exit the NBC drama.