One Tree Hill was a basketball themed teen soap that ran for 9 seasons between 2003 and 2012. Over the weekend a former writer for the show, Audrey Wauchope, took to twitter to accuse former showrunner, Mark Schwahn, of sexual harassment during the show's run. Without naming him, she recalled her experiences of working on the show.

Yesterday, female cast and crew members issued a letter to Variety supporting Wauchope and detailing their own experiences with Schwahn. Signees included Sophia Bush, Hillary Burton and Bethany Joy Lenz who all played lead roles on the show.

The letter begins "All of the female cast members of One Tree Hill have chosen this forum to stand together in support of Audrey Wauchope and one another. To use terminology that has become familiar as the systemic reality of sexual harassment and assault has come more and more to light, Mark Schwahn’s behaviour over the duration of the filming of One Tree Hill was something of an “open secret.” Many of us were, to varying degrees, manipulated psychologically and emotionally."

The full letter can be read on