Chad Michael Murray is Supporting Female Costars Speaking out Against ‘One Tree Hill’ Showrunner’s Harassment Allegations
‘One Tree Hill’ star Chad Michael Murray is showing support for the female cast and crew members accusing the show’s creator, Mark Schwahn, of sexual harassment and physical and emotional manipulation.
“The women of OTH have always been strong and incredible,” said the actor in a statement through EW.
“Today they’ve made us all even more proud by standing as a beacon of what is right, and continuing to lead & change the atmosphere of society. This affects all avenues of life, from our day to day activities in passing to each and every single work place.
“Respect and love must lead the way. A new frontier has arrived & it’s an honor to see all women stand up to the opposition that has caused so much pain. Equal rights & equal treatment isn’t an option, it is mandatory. Equality, safety and respect for all is the goal.
“I stand with all the those who have suffered & pray that this evil will meet its demise in the strength of this movement. OTH Women- I’m so dang proud of you.”
A number of women on the show came forward with a letter and the men of the show – including Bryan Greenberg, Austin Nichols, and James Lafferty — have been supporting them.