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    ‘One Tree Hill’ Actress Hilarie Burton Remembers Chad Michael Murray Standing Up To Her Abuser

    Not all heroes wear capes. Some happen to be your co-stars taking a stand against violent bullies. Hilarie Burton praises her co-star Chad Michael Murray for standing up to her abuser on the ‘One Tree Hill’ set years ago. She discussed her traumatizing experience in elaboration on the podcast ‘Drama Queens.’

    Hilarie Burton told the co-hosts Bethany Joy Lenz and Sophia Bush about how she was assaulted while filming the episode ‘It Gets Worse at Night.’ It made her time on the set a living hell until she talked about it with Chad Michael Murray. He later confronted his boss about his misbehavior.

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    Hilarie Burton Was Assaulted While Filming ‘One Tree Hill’

    Hilarie Burton was assaulted by her 'One Tree Hill' boss Mark Schwahn
    Hilarie Burton was assaulted by her ‘One Tree Hill‘ boss Mark Schwahn

    Before filming, Hilarie Burton and Mark Schwahn traveled to Honeyville, Texas. It was during the flight back home Schwahn assaulted her. Burton never names him, only addressing him as ‘boss‘ recalls this nightmare experience, saying, “The flight back from that is when he assaulted me. He assaulted me again in the car on the drive from Raleigh to Wilmington,

    Hilarie Burton did report this act of untoward aggression, but the only person who ever stood up for her was Chad Michael Murray. Despite being at odds with the ‘One Tree Hill‘ creator, he was the first one on the call sheet. This shielded him from losing his job, and he confronted his boss about the assault. Burton recalled, “Chad [Michael Murray] walked up and goes, ‘What are you doing?”

    Hilarie Burton said she’s always thankful to Chad Michael Murray for having her back and hopes more people follow suit. She said, “He had the most power, so he could come up and shove our boss off you and get in a fight. And I’m glad that he did. I want everybody to follow that lead.”

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    ‘One Tree Hill’ Creator Mark Schwahn Accused Of Multiple Sexual Assaults

    'One Tree Hill' staff writer Audrey Wauchope accused Mark Schwahn of sexual harassment
    One Tree Hill‘ staff writer Audrey Wauchope accused Mark Schwahn of sexual harassment

    Mark Schwahn was first accused of sexual harassment by staff writer Audrey Wauchope. Later, Hilarie Burton and Daneel Harris, along with various female cast and crew members, supported their stories. The male co-stars supported their female co-stars and crew, strengthening the case against Shhwan.

    Mark Schwahn found himself in hot waters once again when he was once again accused of sexual harassment on the sets of his show ‘The Royals.’ An open letter detailing his constant harassment was panned by ‘The Royals’ cast and crew, prompting his swift firing from the show. Mark Schwahn hasn’t responded to the allegations to date.

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    Shaurya Thakur
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    Shaurya Thakur is a Content Writer at First Curiosity, who, in his personal time, is writing the greatest "overcoming post-academic slump existential crises" story. His current obsessions are John Cassavetes and Jack Kerouac; musically, he belongs to Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand.

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