Mark Schwahn, the creator of The ‘Royals’,’ dismissed after more than 40 women accuse him of sexual harassment

To see in the above file photo, creator and showrunner for “The royal family”, was fired Thursday amid allegations of sexual abuse against him.


Mark Schwahn, the creator and showrunner for the TV show, “The Royals”, was fired Thursday after more than 40 women accused him of sexual harassment, Variety reported.

“We have concluded our research, and Mark will not be returning to The ‘Royals’,'” Lionsgate TV, which co-produces the show along with Universal Cable Productions, said in a statement. “The fourth season of the show has already completed production and will, as planned, on E! in the spring.”

The claims against Schwahn, who is also the creator and showrunner for “One Tree Hill” first surfaced in public in November after a former writer of the popular TV drama tweeted details of her and the other women of the alleged encounters.

Audrey Wauchope claimed that Schwahn, which they referred to as the “showrunner,” would see other men naked photos of the actress he had an affair with” and would touch the female members to be inappropriate, including massaging of the shoulders, petting their hair and putting his arms around them.


Following the tweets, 18 women who had previously worked on the show, released a letter on Nov. 13 adoption of Wauchope the allegations, says the tv producer’s behavior during the filming “was something of an open secret.” Some of the women Hilarie Burton, Danneel Harris and Sophia Bush.

“All the female members of the cast of ‘One Tree Hill’ have chosen this forum to stand together in support of Audrey Wauchope and others,” the letter said. “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 have been in uncomfortable positions and had to quickly learn to fight back, sometimes physically, because it was clear to us that the supervisors in the room were not the protectors they were supposed to be.”

Actress Sophia Bush on the left in the file photo, signed a letter written by the 18 women on “One Tree Hill” acknowledging show creator Mark Schwahn, the alleged sexual harassment.


Bush tweeted about Schwahn’s firing on Thursday and acknowledged the women who came forward and said that she hoped that “this news is a salve for your souls.”

“On the other predators out there?” she added, “I hope this is a lesson that sometimes, even if it takes time, justice is served. You’re next.”


Wauchope also praised the decision on Twitter.

“The end,” she said. “Thank you Lionsgate and E! for making this decision and the validation of the women and men who came to the fore. We burned sis [emojis]”

The end. Thank you Lionsgate and E! for making this decision and the validation of the women and men who came to the fore. We burned sis ???

— Audrey Wauchope (@audreyalison) December 21, 2017

On Nov. 15, Schwahn was hanged, “The Royal family” and an investigation opened into the claims. After the move, Alexandra Park, the star of the show, tweeted that they had been “exposed” to Schwahn alleged “reprehensible conduct.”

A day after the Park tweets, 25 female members of the cast of “The Royals” also brought a letter to brands Schwahn alleged “repeated unwanted sexual harassment of multiple female members of the cast and crew,” Variety reported.

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