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Nickelodeon allowed ‘sexualized’ Victorious scene with Daniella Monet at Dan Schneider’s insistence

Former Nickelodeon stars are talking out in opposition to the prolific creator and producer Dan Schneider for allegedly forcing the younger actors into ‘sexualized’ scenes.

In a brand new report for Insider, the Victorious actress Daniella Monet, 33, claimed {that a} scene that she was uncomfortable with was left within the remaining minimize of an episode regardless of her objections to the community.

Although Monet would not solely blame Schneider, who was the creator, government producer and a author on Victorious, she additionally blamed Nickelodeon for allowed sexualized scenes to look in its live-action exhibits and for inappropriate conduct to happen on set.

Speaking out: Several actress, together with Daniella Monet and Alexa Nikolas, claimed they had been subjected to abuse and compelled to movie ‘sexualized’ scenes on Nickelodeon exhibits created, produced and written by Dan Schneider (pictured in 2015) in a brand new Insider exposé

The actress described reaching out to the community after she was compelled to movie a scene during which she utilized lip gloss whereas consuming a pickle, which she frightened was too sexual to be broadcast on a kid-centric community. 

But Nickelodeon executives apparently sided with Schneider and the inventive crew over Monet, and the scene was included within the episode. 

She added that not solely did the executives OK the scene, however its Standards and Practices division would have needed to log out on it as nicely.

She attributed among the overly sexual content material to the principally male writers room on the present. 

Although she mentioned that Victorious was often a ‘very PC, humorous, foolish, pleasant, chill’ place, the occasional overly sexual scene may puncture the nice and cozy ambiance.

‘Do I want sure issues, like, didn’t should be so sexualized?’ she mentioned. ‘Yeah. One hundred percent.’

Overruled: Monet (L) said she asked Nick to cut a scene in which she had to apply lip gloss while eating a pickle, which she found too sexual, but it was allowed to air against her objections; seen with (L–R) Jennette McCurdy, Miranda Cosgrove and Ariana Grande

Overruled: Monet (L) mentioned she requested Nick to chop a scene during which she needed to apply lip gloss whereas consuming a pickle, which she discovered too sexual, nevertheless it was allowed to air in opposition to her objections; seen with (L–R) Jennette McCurdy, Miranda Cosgrove and Ariana Grande

Sexual associations: Alexa Nikolas recalled Schneider forcing Jamie Lynn Spears to film a scene where she had goo squirted on her face repeatedly, until one take approximated a 'c** shot' — in the words of her male costar — which was the take that was selected; seen in 2015

Sexual associations: Alexa Nikolas recalled Schneider forcing Jamie Lynn Spears to movie a scene the place she had goo squirted on her face repeatedly, till one take approximated a ‘c** shot’ — within the phrases of her male costar — which was the take that was chosen; seen in 2015

Insider’s exposé notes that ‘none of Schneider’s exhibits credited greater than two feminine writers within the entirety of their runs,’ whereas ‘Zoey 101 and Drake & Josh had zero.’

It additionally references a scene that Jamie Lynn Spears filmed for her collection Zoey 101 — which Schneider created, government produced, co-wrote and even had a visitor look on — during which she had goo ‘roughly the consistency of an egg white’ splattered onto her face.

Her costar Alexa Nikolas recalled that Schneider wasn’t glad with the take and made a crew member squirt her within the face a number of instances.

After Spears caught the goo on her brow throughout one take, at which level it began to dribble right down to her face onto her mouth.

Nikolas recalled Schneider bursting into laughter at the sight, which led different crew members and even Spears’ mom Lynne Spears to erupt into giggles.

‘It’s like a c** shot,’ she recalled one in every of her male costars saying, earlier than noting that probably the most sexualized take was the one chosen for the episode.

Inappropriate: 'We're talking about a minor,' Nikolas continued. 'I think Jamie was 13, and they're squirting stuff on her face to make it look a certain way'; Alexa pictured on the left on Zoey 101

Inappropriate: ‘We’re speaking a few minor,’ Nikolas continued. ‘I believe Jamie was 13, they usually’re squirting stuff on her face to make it look a sure means’; Alexa pictured on the left on Zoey 101

‘We’re speaking a few minor,’ Nikolas continued. ‘I believe Jamie was 13, they usually’re squirting stuff on her face to make it look a sure means.’

Russel Hicks, the previous president of content material and manufacturing at Nickelodeon, disputed that something inappropriate was allowed to make its strategy to air.

‘Every single factor that Dan ever did on any of his exhibits was rigorously scrutinized and accredited,’ he claimed, including that the Standards and Practices division learn all the scripts for Schneider’s exhibits and watched each episode.

The younger actors’ dad and mom or caregivers had been additionally on set throughout taking pictures.  

A supply near Schneider additionally defended the producer by saying that the ‘goo’ squirted onto Spears was inexperienced, ‘identical to Nickelodeon’s well-known slime,’ they usually claimed that ‘This episode aired and was seen by hundreds of thousands of individuals and (to our information) not one viewer ever had a priority.’

Last week, Nikolas protested exterior Nickelodeon’s headquarters in Burbank, California.

She advised TMZ that she desires to ‘make Nick secure for teenagers as a result of, in my personal expertise, engaged on Zoey 101, [I] did not really feel secure.’

She advised Variety: ‘It shouldn’t be a lady having to path blaze, it needs to be on the trade itself. … Because a predator’s gonna come and go — there’s at all times going to be a predator. But in the event that they don’t have a secure haven, then they’ll’t actually perpetuate that abuse.’

Skimpy: Other female actors were reportedly forced to wear revealing clothing, and Schneider allegedly fought for 'whatever was the most revealing' when they had to wear bathing suits

Skimpy: Other feminine actors had been reportedly compelled to put on revealing clothes, and Schneider allegedly fought for ‘no matter was probably the most revealing’ after they needed to put on bathing fits

Elsewhere in the lengthy piece, Monet (L) — who was 18 when she started filming for Victorious — said that she was often forced to wear clothes on screen that were 'not age appropriate.'

Elsewhere within the prolonged piece, Monet (L) — who was 18 when she began filming for Victorious — mentioned that she was usually compelled to put on garments on display that had been ‘not age applicable.’

Elsewhere within the prolonged piece, Monet — who was 18 when she began filming for Victorious — mentioned that she was usually compelled to put on garments on display that had been ‘not age applicable.’

‘I would not even put on a few of that immediately as an grownup,’ she added.

A author who labored for Schneider additionally claimed that every time actress had been purported to be sporting bathing fits, he would urge for them to be given ‘no matter was probably the most revealing.’

Jennette McCurdy, who began on iCarly earlier than reprising her function on the spinoff Sam & Cat with costar Ariana Grande, avoids naming Schneider straight in her best-selling memoir I’m Glad My Mom Died, although she refers to a determine named solely as The Creator who has been assumed to be Schneider.

She mentioned that she was topic to an undesired therapeutic massage from The Creator, and he or she additionally accused the determine of pressuring her into consuming alcohol regardless of being underage.

He allegedly urged her to attempt a few of his whisky by claiming that he and the cast of Victorious would ‘get drunk collectively on a regular basis.’

So far, McCurdy has not specified why she refers back to the unnamed determine solely as The Creator in her memoir.

Creepy: Jennette McCurdy (R) didn't comment on the piece, but in her new memoir she describes an unnamed figure known as The Creator who urged her to drink alcohol while she was underage and gave her unwanted massages

Creepy: Jennette McCurdy (R) did not touch upon the piece, however in her new memoir she describes an unnamed determine often called The Creator who urged her to drink alcohol whereas she was underage and gave her undesirable massages

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