Late last year, eighteen women came forward to accuse One Tree Hill creator Mark Schwahn of sexual harassment. Now, one of those women, Sophia Bush, has gone into detail about what she experienced.
Speaking to Sirius XM’s Andy Cohen Live, Bush said, “Yeah, look, my mom is a crazy Italian lady from New Jersey. The first time Mark Schwahn grabbed my ass I hit him in front of six other producers and I hit him f**king hard.”
Bush also said Schwahn was “super-obsessed” with an unnamed One Tree Hill actress.
“We knew about things he’d say to people, we knew about the late-night texts, we knew when he was super-obsessed with one girl on our show that he started trying to bang down her hotel room door in the middle of the night,” Bush says. “She had to be moved, her rooms were moved. And then her boyfriend came and stayed with her the next month. It almost came to fisticuffs between the two of them.”
Bush continued, “The whole time you’re a kid who is going, I gotta figure out how to protect my friends, and I don’t want to lose my job and I don’t want every person on our crew to lose their jobs.”
“This is what people don’t understand they go through,” she said about people who ask ‘why don’t you just leave?”
“First of all, why am I supposed to suffer and kill my own career because somebody else can’t keep their dick in their pants,” she tells Cohen. “Second of all, there is a whole crew that people don’t know about.
“It’s the reason I am angry about Roseanne being hired back to TV at all. Two hundred people lost their jobs because she is a psychotic racist. There are people who have families, there are cameramen who are wondering how they’re going to pay their kids’ school tuition now.”
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