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  • 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

    “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.”

    TOPICS: One Tree Hill, The Royals, Hilarie Burton, Mark Schwahn, Sophia Bush, Sexual Misconduct

  • 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”

    "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.”

    TOPICS: NBC, Chicago P.D., Sophia Bush

  • 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.”

    TOPICS: NBC, Chicago P.D., Jason Beghe, Sophia Bush

  • 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.”

    TOPICS: E!, One Tree Hill, The Royals, Audrey Wauchop, Bethany Joy Lenz, Hilarie Burton, Mark Schwahn, Sophia Bush, Sexual Misconduct

  • 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.”

    TOPICS: NBC, Chicago P.D., Dick Wolf, Sophia Bush

  • 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.

    TOPICS: Sophia Bush, Pilots

  • Posted Wednesday 9/06/17 at 11:14PM EDT Sophia Bush goes on a Twitter rant attacking her “trolls”

    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.

    TOPICS: Chicago P.D., Sophia Bush

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