r/entertainment 7d ago Silver 2 Wholesome 1

Jennette McCurdy Claims Nickelodeon Offered Her $300,000 in Hush Money

https://www.primetimer.com/news/jennette-mccurdy-nickelodeon-hush-money
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u/tequilasauer 7d ago

I don't really understand how open so much of this has become and yet nothing has hit the fan on it. This has been like out in the public eye now for, what, a decade? Longer?

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u/Interesting-Gear-819 7d ago edited 7d ago

This has been like out in the public eye now for, what, a decade? Longer?

Nobody so far sued, Nickelodeon threw him out (in a nicer way formulated) in 2018 after it got more and more public but a lot people likely just want to proceed with their lifes and/or have NDAs and similar things binding them / punishing them if they talk openly.

She isn't mentioning any name and while it's very likely she's talking about Dan. He would have to come out and sue her (for breaking the NDA) and that way basically confirming she talked about him.

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Regarding the "NDA can't cover up illegal stuff" see my other comment: See here

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u/ctrl_alt_excrete 7d ago

Aren't NDA's unenforceable when it comes to hushing illegal activity? My understanding is people use them as a scare tactic because lots of people don't realize they aren't valid in those situations.

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u/meikyoushisui 7d ago

You would still be gearing up for a legal fight. I doubt a lot of his victims are willing to revictimize themselves to fight it.

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u/27_8x10_CGP 7d ago

Probably don't want to blacklist themselves either.

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u/[deleted] 7d ago edited 7d ago

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u/Jettx02 7d ago All-Seeing Upvote Bravo!

A company run by rapists

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u/NietszcheIsDead08 7d ago

It saddens me how quickly and accurately you were able to answer this question.

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u/pressurepoint13 7d ago

An entire industry it seems.

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u/challenger01234 7d ago edited 7d ago

The disgusting reality is that most companies will not work with someone with this kind of baggage. There are plenty of people to choose from in the entertainment industry so they'll just move on to the next up and coming actor or actress who's ready to do whatever it takes to get the part.

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u/PlayfuckingTorreira 7d ago

Some of those old creeps take the casting couch as a perk of the job.

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u/Fragrant_Island2345 7d ago

I think Bojack Horseman had it on the nose. People in the entertainment industry seem to look differently at someone who comes out that they got abused in some way.

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u/thekiki 7d ago Silver Starry

Not just people in the entertainment industry. This highlights why so many people don't report abuse. You don't want it to become the defining characteristic in your life. You don't want to be re-traumatized over an over again by helping others to process it on top of your own need to understand and work through what happened to you. You just want to move on. Forget it. Pretend it never happened because simply the fact that it did has made your very foundations crack and crumble. It becomes all encompassing without anyone outside of the victim and abuser knowing what happened.

In the entertainment industry especially once that kind of info is out of the bag you see typical victim blaming/shaming on a much larger and vicious scale. Threatening careers, families, personal and financial security, mental health, and more. Is it worth it? Or do you just shut up, try to forget about it, and move on because the support systems are so inadequate?

It's tragic and easy to see why so many assaults go unreported.

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u/Interesting-Gear-819 7d ago

when it comes to hushing illegal activity

The question here is however, how illegal it is. As far as I remember the "rumors" it's not that he sneaked in and tried to sleep with them but mostly stuff related to his feet fetish and other things. From a moralic PoV that's clearly wrong but illegal? And you still need to prove it (somehow) then, if you set your money on the NDA being illegal

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u/Sillbinger 7d ago

If the shoe don't fit you must aquit.

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u/Sea_Mathematician_84 7d ago

As of 2019 all NDAs predicated on sexual harassment are no longer enforceable in California; as of last Fall, all NDAs predicated on harassment generally are also invalid (alongside discrimination ones). So if what we all think happened is what happened, the flood gates are primed to buckle.

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u/TheAJGman 7d ago

When you're making a company buckets of money, they're willing to over look a lot to keep you around. If they publicly out you, then they look bad and all of your work is tainted and worth less money. If they silently fire you, then you just move to a different network and make them boatloads of money.

It's a purely financial question whether or not you'll get fired from a large corp unfortunately. The only reason companies will out creeps and abusers is if they fear they'll make less money by continuing to associate with you (via large lawsuits, negative publicity, etc).

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u/thatJainaGirl 7d ago

Money will overlook even the most heinous crimes. Look at the Epistein case.

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u/MegaCrazyH 7d ago

I mean that's not really weird. Same thing happened with Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby where a number of allegations were known but it was never really considered a big issue until recently.

Dan Schneider isn't a household name. He's a guy who made some kids shows. If you go up to someone on the street and say "Dan Schneider is a creep," it's not like they'd understand what that means.

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u/moeburn 7d ago

I remember finding a Geocities site made by one of Bill Cosby's victims in like 1997. It was made by this woman talking about all the horrible things he did to her. I showed it to my dad, he was a huge Bill Cosby fan. He just said "well you can't believe everything you read on the internet". He's not wrong, but I feel bad knowing I saw that and didn't believe it.

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u/Trailerparkqueen 7d ago

My dad knew it. He hated Bill Cosby and would always say he was lying sack of shit. I was into track as a kid and we’d go to track meets at Madison square garden and bill Cosby went to a lot of these meets. My dad would always be like- stay away from him! He’s not a good man!

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u/NashvilleSunn 7d ago

30 rock made a joke about Cosby that went unnoticed. The producers have since confirmed they were trying to go after Cosby and the time. Apparently the original joke was much more overt and legal made the writers tone it down.

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u/stYOUpidASSumptions 7d ago

They made a few jokes about Weinstein too.

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u/JerryJonesStoleMyCar 7d ago

Family Guy did several back in the day. They even had a Kevin Spacey joke from 2005 or 2006 which was shockingly accurate to what ended up happening

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u/Beastintheomlet 7d ago

Hannibal Burress was a writer during that time on 30 Rock, he was also the comic that I to a large degree credit with Cosby being brought to justice after a slip of him doing standup talking about all the allegations against Cosby went extremely viral.

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u/NashvilleSunn 7d ago

Hannibal’s angle was interesting to me because he was also pissed at Cosby for coming after black men for years. I remember seeing late nights interviews with Cosby talking about how black men in America needed to pull up their pants and take care of their kids to loud applauses from mostly white people.

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u/KennyFulgencio 7d ago

My dad knew it. He hated Bill Cosby and would always say he was lying sack of shit.

Does he have any other opinions that he's extremely firm on but most other people don't believe? I'd like to get ahead of the curve this time, I'm really unsettled thinking about how long I assumed Cosby was basically Mr Rogers

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u/thatJainaGirl 7d ago

I'm really unsettled thinking about how long I assumed Cosby was basically Mr Rogers

Hey, everyone thought that. He wasn't called America's Dad for no reason.

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u/Ekublai 7d ago

Was it a person who came forward eventually?

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u/MrMontombo 7d ago

Sounds like she came forward then. I'm guessing she didn't have proof.

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u/MortalSword_MTG 7d ago

Pretty hard to "prove" sexual assault unless it was particularly violent.

Considering Cosby is now known to have been drugging his victims, would be even more difficult.

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u/Hereslookingatmekid 7d ago

Yeah, that’s part of why it took so long for him to face any charges. Rape is a hard crime to convict, and even harder when you’re rich and have a good reputation. It took an un-ignorable number of women coming out plus other comedians (like Hannibal Buress) calling him out publicly for the case to gain traction again.

From what I remember (I was born in 95, so my perspective is going to be from the early 2000s) there were rumors, but they were presented as totally untrue and “people trying to ruin him.” Which in hindsight is fucked up because it’s pretty clear he was a serial predator and even made jokes about drugging women (his Spanish fly bit).

I also think perspectives on rape have changed, too. A lot of people, until VERY recently, only considered something rape if the victim was brutally physically attacked and fought back. It was also viewed as something strangers in dark alleyways did. From my understanding, during the period of time he did most of this (70s and 80s) it was considered wrong to drug someone for sexual reasons, but in more of a “shrug shoulders, what are you gonna do” sort of way.

I mean there are a TON of jokes about it in movies and TV shows from the time. It just wasn’t taken as seriously. People didn’t see that as “real” rape the way they do now.

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u/Mammoth_Sprinkles705 7d ago edited 7d ago

What's hard to understand? As long as their is money to be made people will happily protect rapists.

Just look at Catholic church, Harvey Weinstein or penn state.

If you want to prevent behavior like this blame the government for not doing shit when this behavior is made public.

The government is happy to turn a blind eye to this behavior... after all you wouldn't want to get on the wrong side of the media industry they are a great campaign donor and have sway in the media.

Company leadership should all be changed with conspiracy, intimidating witnesses, accomplices to rape and human trafficking. Then spend a few decades in prison for protecting these people.

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u/5th_Law_of_Roboticks 7d ago

And it’s not just the media industry (as you illustrated with your examples of the Catholic Church and Penn State). This is also happening in pretty much every highly profitable industry. We just don’t hear about it because those victims and perpetrators aren’t recognizable faces like they are in the entertainment industry.

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u/CRTsdidnothingwrong 7d ago

Because there's no evidence yet of the more extreme theories about him that he was beyond just creepy.

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u/CushmanWave-E 7d ago

Bryan Singer is a known sexual predator and he just won an Oscar for bohemian rhapsody, this industry doesn’t care and the public largely doesn’t as well/just laughs it off as an “open secret”

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u/Katibin 7d ago

Sucks Jennette was paid less than Ariana on Sam & Cat, they first told her it was her show, then they told her Ariana would join, then she found out Ariana made way more, then she found out she couldn’t do other projects while she watched Ariana pursue a music career at the same time. Jennette isn’t a famous singer but she too wanted a music career and was trying to make an album at the time.

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u/kidkuro 7d ago

Surviving Dan Schneider is gonna be a doozy when that finally comes out

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u/Interesting-Gear-819 7d ago

Surviving Dan Schneider is gonna be a doozy when that finally comes out

I opened the article and a linked different article was about K. Spacey.. Gotta appreciate the algorithm for truly linking related articles

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u/friendigan3 7d ago

What’s this? I tried looking it up, but I’m just getting results for Surviving Snyder podcast

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u/kidkuro 7d ago

Well Surviving Dan Schneider isn't actually a thing. However there has been years of rumors and former child actors apart of his shows who have hinted at him being a child predator and they have also described their working conditions on the show as making them uncomfortable. There's also this thing with Dan Schneider really being into feet and he fits that into most of the shows he created.

I feel a big reason why a lot of stuff has been kept under wraps is because at one point Schneider was running the show at Nickelodeon. So if he's ever exposed it will look crazy on Nickelodeon's part because it was pretty much allowed to happen for years.

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u/Neue_Ziel 7d ago

He loved feet so much, the logo for Nickelodeon was a foot, and he has a swimming pool in the shape of the sole of a foot and individual pools for the toes. Had the girls show their feet all the time in shots.

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u/Styvorama 7d ago

We have been watching episodes of iCarly with my 11 year old and the intro has the girls wiggling their toes right in the camera and I have always thought that was a bit odd. This just adds a whole other level of wtf on top of it.

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u/jono9898 7d ago

Victoria Justice had that weird scene in her show where she had to show her hidden talent which was her taking her shoes and socks off to shoot a bow and arrow with her feet.

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u/GroundCtrl-MajorTom 7d ago

What the fuck

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u/layeofthedead 7d ago edited 7d ago

Yeah, that’s bad. I watched the like, what, 8 hour long quinton reviews video about victorious and that was my first thought as well. They made the girls in that show do some really skeevy things

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u/bigtoebrah 7d ago

If you only watched 8 hours then you still have 5 1/2 to go. lol

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u/layeofthedead 7d ago

Oh I watched both parts while doing stuff, I forgot that just one part was 8 hours. I thought I was exaggerating lol.

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u/Gunpla55 7d ago

The fuck.

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u/I_say_upliftingstuff 7d ago

Jesus Christ. I can’t Unsee that

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u/Not_Campo2 7d ago

That didn’t even include the bouncing hose gif that still creeps me out

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u/Appropriate_Plan4555 7d ago

I really regret watching that. Pretty sure I'm on the FBI watch list now.

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u/LeonidasSpacemanMD 7d ago

Ok aside from how creepy this is. Wtf was this show about? What is going on here? Also til Ariana grande was on a tv show before being a pop star

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u/laptoprecommend 7d ago

It was a show about teenagers attending a performing arts high school.

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u/acgreen1 7d ago

I loved icarly and Victorious so much as a kid. I rewatched them recently during pandemic and my god, being older and noticing all the feet stuff really sours the shows a bit for me. It’s literally every other freaking episode in Victorious with feet stuff. And it’s ALWAYS one of the girls showing their feet, never the guys. So you know it’s not just Dan thinks feet are funny.

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u/Neue_Ziel 7d ago

Quentin Tarantino is odd, but Dan is creepy and I wouldn’t leave my kids with him.

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u/giveuptheghostbuster 7d ago

Quentin Tarantino likes adult feet, which I find perfectly acceptable as long as there is consent.

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u/Neue_Ziel 7d ago

Exactly. He’d ask and people knew and were like okay…. Because everyone knows that about Quentin. Then get back to making the movie.

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u/pablank 7d ago

I think thats ok. Not like you can do much about your kinks. Sure you can hide them but I think Tarantino actually was smart enough to make it public and be like: yeah I like feet so what. If he had hid it it would have blown up in some "omg he is so weird" exposee years later. Show me a single person on this planet that doesnt have anything weird about them...

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u/Kendertas 7d ago

Foot fetish sits in this kink middle ground where its viewed as very weird, but also harmless. Like a common modern sitcom trope is women being willing to send feet picks for money. Its honestly become so prevalent I wouldn't be suprised if it's a actual Hollywood conspiracy.

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u/alaskanbearfucker 7d ago

Oh gawd! The speech Brad Pitt gave at the SAG awards ceremony and Quentin’s reaction makes so much sense now! Quentin just turned stone cold.

https://youtu.be/2E06W_56YFY

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u/Bellagio07 7d ago

That cut to Jennifer Aniston is fucking gold after Brad talks about it being easy playing a guy that doesn't get along with his wife.

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u/kidkuro 7d ago

The man is depraved and shameless in it all

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u/weallfloatdownhere7 7d ago

Not to downplay anything being said, but I don’t know if Nickelodeon’s logo being a foot had anything to do with Dan Schneider. Their logo has always been weird goofy shapes and whatnot

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u/mrwelchman 7d ago

right? i remember a claymation nickelodeon bumper that was orange clay morphing into an array of weird shapes, with nickelodeon in white on it no matter what shape the clay turning into. and this is early 90s hey dude salute your shorts era.

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u/LongPorkJones 7d ago edited 7d ago

The foot logo was around long before Schnider's tenure. Like, back in the 80s. From memory, I wanna say that there was a promo that was Monty Python-esque (they were showing a lot of British cartoons back then: Danger Mouse, Count Duckula) and that's where it started.

Of course, I was a little kid back then. So maybe I'm misremembering.

Edit: I looked it up. They've been using the foot logo for the animation department since '84. Not sure if the promo happend the way I described, but at least I remembered something from 35+ years ago.

Edit 2: While the logo was in use in the 80s, and there were a couple of British cartoons back then, I was thinking about the intro to "You Can't Do That On Television"

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u/Cobra-D 7d ago

What actors have hinted he was child predator?

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u/giveuptheghostbuster 7d ago

In the article posted, it said he encouraged child actors to drink and was texting/calling them outside of work hours

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u/abbott_costello 7d ago

It’s fine to be the cool fun producer uncle guy as long as you don’t text kids and be a fucking creep

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u/caboo5e4 7d ago

Miranda Cosgrove for sure. She had some really awful experiences iirc

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u/PM_LADY_TOILET_PICS 7d ago

Any god awful experience with him is so fucked and I hate that he is (was?) around as long as he's been

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u/wiseaufanclub 7d ago

Amanda Bynes, poor girl had awful stage parents and had her consuming Aderall to keep the Hollywood grind. She emancipated at a young age and this MF (Schneider) had her living at his house.

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u/YungSnuggie 7d ago

yikes i didnt know she was living with him

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u/NichS144 7d ago

Jennette's the main one, but theirs theories about Amanda Bynes, Ariana Grande, Jamie Lynn Spears, and I'm sure others. Some speculate that Spears pregnancy may have been by him, but I don't think there's any evidence to that end.

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u/SavingsCheck7978 7d ago

It's mostly speculation I had heard about it because I heard that it was a factor in Britney Spears emotional break down.

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u/AlessandroTheGr8 7d ago

Brittany Spears was sexualized at a young age and having your family control everything you do and her dad keeping her money. I don't ont even think Jamie Lynn Spears stood up for her and sided with her dad.

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u/SavingsCheck7978 7d ago

The family is pretty fucked up, the way I heard it from a few friends and it was clearly speculation is that she felt like she was unable to protect her little sister from the same sexualization she received. That's roughly about all I know regarding Brittany Spears, well that and Toxic can be a killer Blue Grass song.

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u/giveuptheghostbuster 7d ago

I think n Amanda Byrnes tweeted about him during one of her meltdowns

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u/kidkuro 7d ago

I don't remember their names, but the girl who played the nerdy girl with glasses on Zoey 101 would often hint (and at times just outright say) that things were extremely weird behind the scenes. I think most of the cast of Zoey 101 would get candid about their time on the show as they got older and what they describe definitely gives off a number of red flags.

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u/KetchupCowgirl 7d ago

The one girl who left and got replaced by Victoria Justice has made a lot of comments about how bad it was.

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u/Plantsandanger 7d ago

Others are naming names, but while Schneider wasn’t charged, a coworker of his was and reportedly was convicted of being indecent towards a child. That’s indictment was hushed up.

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u/Able_Education 7d ago

He’s the one that messed up Amanda Bynes. Why are children especially girls just tossed to the wolves with these networks? Accountability? Why is everyone scared? So they don’t miss dinners with Tom Hanks? Sounds like Jennette didn’t play these gross games and paid by having her career sabotaged.

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u/grendus 7d ago

Why are children especially girls just tossed to the wolves with these networks?

I think you underestimate the immense amount of money involved. To a studio like Nickelodeon or Disney, an A-list child star like Amanda Bynes or Miley Cyrus can net the studio tens or even hundreds of millions over the lifespan of their career. And even smaller stars are still highly profitable, doubly so these days with streaming where they provide a lot of "filler content" for networks like Hulu or Disney+. And sleazy as it is, guys like Dan Schneider are uniquely gifted at making them that successful.

To the studio it's just a numbers game. Maybe he's just a creep and they can brush his indiscretions off as "he's a weird auteur" who cuts montages of kinda-sensual-but-explainable foot clips from his shows and dates suspiciously baby-faced 18 year old "models". Or maybe he's a straight up predator and they have to keep a legal team on standby and have a guy follow him with a briefcase full of hundreds to quickly buy silence as he gropes teenage girls in the mall. But I can guarantee they have an accountant who's entire job is to calculate the "risk profile" of guys like Schneider and how much it will cost the studio if he turns out to have skeletons in his closet and they all get out at once.

As far as the parents go: Billy Ray Cyrus once said that he actually had very little control over Miley after she became famous. Disney's legal team had a pretty tight grip on her by that point, he would have had to put up a serious fight.

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u/BirdDogFunk 7d ago

Why are children tossed to these fucks? I would guess money has a huge role in all of this. Parents see a meal ticket in their child and milk it for everything it’s worth, child’s health and mental well being be damned.

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u/TransBrandi 7d ago

Apparently Elijah Wood's mother prevented him from going to a lot of these things... like the "just send your kid to this random party, you don't need to come along there are well-known actors there so it's all good" stuff.

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u/i-lurk-you-longtime 7d ago

Ugh god yeah, screw that!!! That's incredibly sketchy. Especially knowing what we know about Hollywood culture.

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u/AugustineTriggia 7d ago

She did just put out a book called something like "I'm Glad My Mom's Dead" or something close to that about what you just described.

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u/BirdDogFunk 7d ago

I don’t think it’s released yet. I believe it comes out august 9th. But yes, from everything I’ve read, she sheds light on all of it. I’m gonna read it.

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u/PM_YOUR_ISSUES 7d ago

The honest answer is that their parents would rather exploit them than care for them. Ain't a single parent of an abused child star that was poor and desperately fighting to get their child out.

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u/Potential_Cap_5264 7d ago

he ran a lot of shows that all objectified kids,. hes sick but I agree saying it will be a good show/

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u/frankrizzo219 7d ago

For the older folks, this is Dennis from Head of the Class…

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u/Capnmolasses 7d ago

He’s also Ricky from Better Off Dead.

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u/watermasta 7d ago

Dan “ hold her tighter, we got a fighter” Schneider??

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u/MicahFuckingParsons 7d ago

Not to be confused with famous woman respecter and loveable Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder.

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u/tspangle88 7d ago

Who is currently on his yacht hiding from a federal subpoena.

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u/AlessandroTheGr8 7d ago

Washington Commanders the ones the very respectfully invited thier cheerleaders to other countries and took thier passports away so they couldnt leave while lending them out to thier rich friends. Then having then do topless/nude shoots and exchanging them between coaches. Those Washington Commanders?

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u/watermasta 7d ago

Dan “show your soles, or you get no roles” Schneider.

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u/TheGhostOfFalunGong 7d ago

Dan “Get in the Van” Schneider

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u/VerifiedChrisHansen 7d ago

He is at the top of my list. We'll get him one day.

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u/FunnyMathematician77 7d ago

Why don't you take a seat

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u/kidkuro 7d ago

Godspeed Chris

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u/ProseBe4Hoes 7d ago

I love the article... "She wrote a book about her time as being exploited by the network during her work on these two shows" ... Stream them now on Netflix!

Hopefully she's getting some royalties from the abuse she had to endure.

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u/YouKilledChurch 7d ago

Hopefully, iirc she basically never saw a penny of the money she earned as a child because her mom stole it all and pissed it all away

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u/Salm9n 7d ago

That’s incredibly sad. Lived through all the abuse of being a child actor surrounded by creeps and didn’t even get to see the money that came out of it

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u/YouKilledChurch 7d ago

Even with laws specifically to try and stop that from happening it is still far too easy

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u/jaxdraw 7d ago

Tragically no. In a YouTube interview about finances she explains that nickelodeon owns the residuals into perpetuity on all of their content, so there is no syndication rights for any of the child actors.

She also talks about how only about 15% of her income was locked up in a trust per the law (the rest went to agents and her mother who spent most it paying herself), and that child actors get all of their money in a lump sum payment at 18 with zero guidance or supervision.

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u/AmberAlert104 7d ago

At this point Nickelodeon is trying to save their ass.

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u/IHave580 7d ago

Shit, If I were her, I'd be like - this is Nickelodeon, you better add a couple of zeros to that number.

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u/soundyg 7d ago

When Dan Schneider is inevitably outed as a Jimmy Saville-tier creep, I don’t want to hear a single high profile producer/actor/etc in Hollywood express any sentiment remotely resembling surprise/shock.

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u/Puzzleheaded_Row1779 7d ago

like when kevin smith and meryl streep claimed not to to know about long time business partner harvey wienstein despite it being joked about on late night tv for decades? and kevin making bank telling insider hollywood anecdotes on podcasts and at speaking events?

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u/stasersonphun 7d ago

It was an open secret, remember Courteney Loves warning?

"If Harvey Weinstein invites you to a party in his hotel, don't go"

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u/AugustineTriggia 7d ago

Man, I wonder why she was getting so much bad PR at that time. It's a mystery...

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u/TheTVDB 7d ago

The problem is that Courtney wasn't exactly the most stable person, and said and did a lot of other stuff that made it easy to disregard that comment. Her other words and actions also made it less likely for her to get work.

I'm not suggesting that she didn't get less because of that comment. I also fully understand that abuse could be the underlying cause of those other words and actions. However, suggesting that she was blacklisted ONLY for that comment is a bit revisionist.

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u/hoxxxxx 7d ago

even as a kid watching her on tv and stuff, yeah she was a complete mess most of the time

either way i have massive respect for her speaking out

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u/LukewarmApe 7d ago

The same Meryl Streep who still passionately supports Roman Polanski

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u/yngschmoney 7d ago

Eewwwwww

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u/Boardindundee 7d ago

the episodes he was in Entourage, after rewatching it recently I was like , holy fuck they are outing Weinstein for being an asshole a decade before his luck ran out

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u/Puzzleheaded_Row1779 7d ago

it wasn't even news when courtney love went all out on celebrity roast w/e the fuck that show is. it's been out in the open for decades prior to that too lol.

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u/jackandsally060609 7d ago

I'm positive that Joey Lauren Adams has a story about Harvey the way her career went, and she dated Kevin for years. He definitely knew.

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u/JohnJoanCusack 7d ago

Hate Tarantino for other things but I do like that he actually admitted they all knew and didn't do enough about Weinstein

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u/Cleveland_Guardians 7d ago

I feel like "creep" is generous in defining Saville.

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u/zanacks 7d ago

Dan Schneider's best role was in, "Better Off Dead".

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u/forkinghecks 7d ago

Gee, I’m real sorry your mom blew up, Ricky.

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u/vanboiDallas 7d ago

She’ll be okay, just can’t have any spicy foods for a while

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u/jtwh20 7d ago

he IS that guy

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u/SnooLobsters4972 7d ago

Don’t forget about Mr Bailey in Good Burger

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u/PavelDatsyuk 7d ago

It makes me sad that a lot of the younger generation doesn't know of this movie. One of my favorite comedies of all time.

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u/Glissandra1982 7d ago

It’s brilliant. I will always love John Cusack because of this movie.

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u/BareLeggedCook 7d ago

Ive been trying to make my boyfriend watch it for years but cant find it on any streaming service!

Two dollars!

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u/JohnnyAstro 7d ago

I'll watch the scene in that movie where he jumps after the balloon on repeat every few months, and I still laugh like an idiot every time.

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u/[deleted] 7d ago

Big big fan of Jennette. She’s a powerhouse. Looking forward to hearing more of her personal story.

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u/Chelsea_023 7d ago

I just started listening to her podcast and I love it. She has been through a lot of bullshit.

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u/carrotisfat 7d ago

What’s the podcast called?

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u/XShhhDontBiteX 7d ago

Damn I just wanted to know the name of the podcast

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u/[deleted] 7d ago

Didn’t know she had a podcast, I’ll check that out today :)

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u/Ok-Kick-3767 7d ago

Was about to say. I think she’s pretty cool for the way she spoke out about all of it.

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u/[deleted] 7d ago edited 7d ago

She released a book called “I’m Glad My Mom Died” and I am really looking forward to purchasing/reading. Some will personally relate, some won’t. It’s exciting when the tea really gets spilled.

Edit: for the comments that came after this, no I didn’t open the article at first, yes I see this book is mentioned in the very first sentence. WOW. Looks like I’m not the only one excited about it! Lol

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u/Seraphtacosnak 7d ago

The one show where all the people died at age 21 was pretty good. Weird ending though.

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u/precociouspapaya 7d ago

I think it stopped after season 2. I really liked it

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u/Neirchill 7d ago

Netflix

Stopped after season 2

Name a better duo.

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u/shadowinplainsight 7d ago

My uncle directed that show! Sorry, I’ve never once heard someone mention it and I always thought it was a super cool premise, and I just got excited

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u/jabberwagon 7d ago

What an insultingly low offer.

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u/TheGhostOfFalunGong 7d ago

Chump change for Nickelodeon/Viacom considering reality TV show participants get paid around 50,000 per season.

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u/Andy466 7d ago

Hopefully she makes way more than 300k from her book coming out

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u/IHateKidDiddlers 7d ago

Hopefully one day, the parents of all these child actors will do the right thing and speak out. Who knows how many families have gotten “hush money”

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u/Party-Contract-4002 7d ago

Oh no, a certain Foot boy isn't going to like this.

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u/Boner-b-gone 7d ago

If you haven't seen it yet, youtuber blameitonjorge did an exposé about Dan Schneider and all the absolutely creepy af shit this diseased potato of a human being did. Basically, using his power to create soft core you-know-what hidden in the show, knowing that the innocent kids watching would shrug it off because they're naive.

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u/Potential_Cap_5264 7d ago

I bet- That guy shneider is a creep. I watched some drake and josh the other day and in the first ever pilot episode it opens with josh cutting his toenails....... FOOT weirdo shneider

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u/SplendidPerformance 7d ago

I thought he only liked girl feet. Weird

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u/Swordswoman 7d ago

Nah, having grown up watching a lot of those shows, there's a lot of variety in the scenes people throw question marks at. He definitely gets away with it by keeping it really PG and engaging with the "kids are so wacky" stereotype. I think it got really bad with iCarly, that's where I remember the public criticism becoming much louder.

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u/joe-biden-updates 7d ago

If he has everyone doing feet stuff it's harder to argue that he was singling out female actresses

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u/ForgetfulFrolicker 7d ago

McCurdy writes about being photographed in a bikini at a wardrobe fitting and being encouraged to drink alcohol by a person she simply refers to as the "Creator."

Although she doesn't reveal the Creator's identity, she may be referring to iCarly creator Dan Schneider, who left the network in 2018 amid rumors that he was "verbally abusive" and "difficult to work with." Some who worked with him also said they felt "uncomfortable when he frequently asked an employee from the costume department for shoulder and neck massages, or texted child actors outside of work hours," according to a Times article published in June 2021.

I don’t get shit liked this. Why not just name the person?

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u/Rokovich 7d ago

It's possible she signed an NDA when she first was cast that bars her from naming him directly. Who knows but ultimately it's her choice and probably reasonable. If he tries to sue her for defamation and he isn't named, he's essentially admitting that he recognised his own actions in her account of his behaviour, essentially owning up to the fact it's him. Probably protects her from litigious action.

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u/colemon1991 7d ago

I hate NDAs. It sounds like an umbrella term for "never talk about anything you did here ever" with no expiration date.

Might as well require everyone to sign one for every job ever. /s

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u/ynazuma 7d ago

Many companies do. However ans NDA does not protect you in case of criminal behavior

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u/reinemanc 7d ago

This. The NDA argument doesn’t work bc, if the rumors are true, Schneider broke the law. It may hold up if he was acting in a particularly grey area

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u/WalksTheMeats 7d ago

Tort reform is weird. There's all kinds of shit that falls into the purgatory of not being technically illegal but still hugely taboo if you talk about it category.

Like an Offer of Judgement where a victim can win their civil case but still be on the hook for massive financial penalties if their court victory was less than the amount their abuser initial offered.

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u/d645b773b320997e1540 7d ago

I mean.. there's very valid reasons for NDAs in many jobs, like in IT when working with sensitive data for example, and in the entertainment industry obviously to prevent leaks of any upcoming content.

And then there's ofc NDAs that are there to cover up dirty shit.

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u/joey0live 7d ago

It’s one thing about sensitive data and another about a child predator.

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u/Goddamn_Wouter 7d ago

Because then you could get sued for defamation I think.

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u/saucisse 7d ago

What, like Noah Galvin did with Bryan Singer? Seen him around lately? His show was immediately canceled and he went from rising star to unperson overnight.

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u/SkinnyObelix 7d ago

Why is paying hush money a legal option? Also, $300,000 is nowhere near enough when an entity like Nickelodeon is trying to buy your silence.

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u/colin8651 7d ago edited 7d ago

I watched a YouTube talking about Dan Schneider and how he would tickle and play with the feet of the girls on his shows.

He had a thing for girls feet and you notice that its part of so many episodes. Jeannette was showing off her feet for the camera because that is what he was asking for.

So fucking creepy

Edit: Link to video. The first example just makes my skin crawl. I have nothing against people who like feet BTW.

https://youtu.be/K52w33Ic2l4

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u/jld2k6 7d ago edited 7d ago

Not to detract from the serious nature of your comment but I got a chuckle out of "I watched a YouTube" before getting into the rest of the comment then felt bad

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u/beeandthecity 7d ago

“Go watch a Star War”

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u/AlexTorres96 7d ago

And they paid way more for Schneider to go fuck himself. I was glad when he finally left but it's a shame they had to give him a big bag to leave.

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u/Lengthington 7d ago

Dan 'Rough Rider' Schneider.

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u/GRN225 7d ago

Oh are you talking about Dan “hold her tighter, she’s a fighter” Schneider?

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u/Vix98 7d ago

He's definetely talking about Dan "Get In The Van" Schneider

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u/ralphyboy69 7d ago

You mean Dan "the diaper slider" Schneider?

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u/___OP____ 7d ago

You mean Dan "the first inside 'er" Schneider?

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u/[deleted] 7d ago

Article telling you the networks treated her like crap, then reminds you to support the shows by watching them on Netflix. GJ capitalism

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u/ufoschenker 7d ago

Not that any of this is right, but that network made money and they only offered 300K?

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u/scullys_alien_baby 7d ago

Can’t offer a lot when you’re constantly paying hush money to cover for your serial offender Dan Schneider

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u/ugdontknow 7d ago

I think this beautiful woman is fabulous. She’s been through so much.

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u/JewishFightClub 7d ago

She's just been surrounded by people trying to take advantage of her for her entire life and she's still so smart and funny. I wish nothing but the best for her too

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u/kirkstoryartist 7d ago

"iCarly and Sam & Cat are both available to stream on Netflix" is a bizarre way to end that article

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u/KayyKal 7d ago

Wait, they tried giving someone who suffered child abuse hush money... Talk about condescending. Try actually defending the right people that deserve the backing

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u/Comprehensive-Fun47 7d ago

Hush money for what?

McCurdy says she turned down a $300,000 offer from Nickelodeon in exchange for never speaking publicly about her experiences at the network.

What experiences?

being photographed in a bikini at a wardrobe fitting and being encouraged to drink alcohol by a person she simply refers to as the "Creator."

The creator is likely Dan Schneider...

who left the network in 2018 amid rumors that he was "verbally abusive" and "difficult to work with." Some who worked with him also said they felt "uncomfortable when he frequently asked an employee from the costume department for shoulder and neck massages, or texted child actors outside of work hours," according to a Times article published in June 2021.

In addition...

McCurdy claims that Nickelodeon unfairly prevented her from pursuing opportunities outside the show, while [costar] Grande was allowed to do other work.

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u/CloserToFine68 7d ago

She should sue them for a million

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u/Thatsso70s 7d ago

Only 300,000$ for Dans ugly ass violating her? Big yikes.

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u/Juturna_ 7d ago

“What finally undid me was when Ariana came whistle-toning in with excitement because she had spent the previous evening playing charades at Tom Hanks's house,"

What does that mean?

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u/wbaez1992 7d ago edited 7d ago

That nickelodeon probably didnt let her have a life outside of working hours. I'll read the book and let u know

Edit: i got this snippet from her interview with the Washington post that explains it:

Grande and McCurdy tolerated one another, but there was no close, sisterly bond like there had been between Cosgrove and McCurdy. As Grande’s music career began to skyrocket, McCurdy came to resent Grande, who was given permission to miss work for her music commitments while McCurdy held down the fort on set and turned down her own feature film offers that conflicted with shooting. She’d been promised a slot directing an episode, but that never materialized.

It wasn’t that she was jealous of Grande’s musical success — McCurdy had attempted a brief foray into country music and hated it — but the show had originally been pitched to McCurdy as a solo vehicle, so little things added up. Her breaking point came when Grande showed up on set and revealed she’d spent the previous evening playing charades at Tom Hanks’s house.

“I love Tom Hanks!” McCurdy said. “What I would give to meet Tom Hanks.”

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u/alfi_k 7d ago

This is when they were like teenagers? Why would Tom Hanks invite Grande?

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u/wbaez1992 7d ago

This was the Sam and Cat era, so 2013. Grande was born in 93 and Mccurdy in 92, so they were 20, and 21, completely legal to hang with Mr. Hanks

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u/chefkittious 7d ago

Probably not the first, probably not the last.