Former Nickelodeon producer Dan Schneider, whose exhibits included “iCarly” and “Victorious,” has reportedly been accused of misconduct.
In keeping with a brand new report from Insider, writers, actors and crew members felt uncomfortable engaged on his exhibits as a result of “sexualized scenes” within the producer’s scripts. It’s the newest set of allegations in opposition to Schneider who has additionally been accused of verbal abuse on the set of his kids’s applications.
The Insider report described Schneider as creating and “laughing hysterically” at one scene in “Zoey 101” the place 13-year-old actor Jamie Lynn Spears was hit within the face with a squirt of goo.
Actor Alexa Nikolas, Spears’ costar who lately protested unsafe working situations at Nickelodeon’s studio in Burbank, California, described listening to a solid member say: “It’s like a cumshot.”
“We’re talking about a minor,” Nikolas advised Insider. “I think Jamie was 13, and they’re squirting stuff on her face to make it look a certain way.”
Insider reported that an individual near the producer clarified that the goo was akin to Nickelodeon’s slime.
One unnamed author stated Schneider “openly stated he didn’t like having female writers in the writers room” regardless of making girl-led exhibits and that he created a “maddening, disgusting, controlling little bubble.”
The report famous that Schneider allegedly requested two feminine writers on “The Amanda Show” and different feminine colleagues to therapeutic massage him. A supply near Schneider stated he regrets asking for massages and agreed it wasn’t acceptable.
Schneider can be alleged to have requested for “skimpier” outfits for the women in his present “Victorious” and having one feminine actor – Daniella Monet – movie what she described as a “sexualized” scene that includes her consuming a pickle.
Final 12 months, The New York Instances revealed that Nickelodeon had determined to half methods with Schneider after an investigation discovered he was verbally abusive to co-workers.
The most recent allegations come simply weeks after former “iCarly” actor Jennette McCurdy’s memoir “I’m Glad My Mom Died” described “The Creator” – who’s believed to be Schneider – pressuring her to drink alcohol whereas she was underage. McCurdy additionally claimed that she was provided $300,000 to by no means publicly focus on her time at Nickelodeon, particularly whereas working with “The Creator.”
Schneider advised The New York Instances that video compilations that “raise questions” about his work with baby actors – together with scenes that includes actors’ toes – have been ridiculous.
“The comedy was totally innocent,” he advised the newspaper.
HuffPost has reached out to Schneider for touch upon the Insider report.