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Zoey 101's Alexa Nikolas protests Nickelodeon's 'unsafe' environment

Zoey 101’s Alexa Nikolas protests Nickelodeon’s ‘unsafe’ environment

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Making a change. alexa nicholas led a protest outside Nickelodeon headquarters over allegations of child abuse.

“I am crying here. Thank you for all the love and support,” he said on Zoey 101 alum, 30, wrote via Instagram on Thursday, August 25. “The survivors are watching and listening. This kind of love and support is going to create a big change! I’ll never forget this day. Today was profoundly healing. My inner child felt empowered. Thanks for listening.”

Nikolas, who played Zoey Brooks’ best friend Nicole Bristow on the Nickelodeon sitcom in its 2005 premiere, held up a sign reading “Nickelodeon didn’t protect me” as he spoke about his experiences working for the network. .

the Criminal minds The alum, who left the sitcom after its second season, hosted a “Slime Time Live” rally Thursday in conjunction with the Eat Predators organization to shed light on the network’s alleged history of child sexual abuse.

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“My own personal experience at Nickelodeon… Personally, I didn’t feel protected at Nickelodeon as a child,” she said in a statement. Instagram Video of the protest. “So, I demand that Nickelodeon start protecting children and not predators.”

Nikolas, who intended to “cheat” non-disclosure agreements, as a nod to the famous network goo, further called Dan Schneider as the “creator of childhood trauma”. (Schneider, 56, notably helped create network sitcoms Drake and Josh, iCarly, Zoey 101, Victorious, Sam and Cat Y henry danger.)

“It played a very important role in my personal childhood trauma,” said the Living Dead alleged alum. “I didn’t feel safe with Dan Schneider while he was working at Nickelodeon. In fact, every time I came on set, my body would get extremely tense, and later in Season 2, he yelled at me. [which] made me cry [in a room alone with him and several network executives].”

Nikolas further alleged that “many” of the images on the Schneider’s Bakery shows were troubling, even calling several Zoey 101 “deeply troubling as a father” scenes to rewatch.

Schneider, for his part, has previously been accused of inappropriate misconduct during his time on the network, which he has since denied. “[It’s] ridiculous,” he said. The New York Times in July 2021. “The comedy was totally innocent. … I never interacted with the actors in any way, texting or otherwise, that should make anyone uncomfortable.”

Nikolas, who shares 21-month-old daughter Nova with her husband michael gray – also tried to launch an investigation into the production company, alleging that they tried to “silence” her so that she would not speak.

While neither Schneider nor Nickelodeon have publicly addressed the Illinois native’s protest rally, the former child star further claimed that her own experience was “traumatic” and “unsafe,” which reminded her TMZ Thursday. Nickelodeon and Dan Schneider did not immediately respond to us weeklycomment request.

the Crazy men alum co-starred with jamie lynn spears, Sean Flynn, matthew underwood Y erin sanders in Zoey 101however, Nikolas left the show after season 2 amid rumors of a dispute with the sweet magnolias star, 30.

“I was quite shocked to see her lying in a storm there,” Nikolas wrote via Instagram in January, criticizing Spears. things i should have said memories as inaccurate. “Recently I thought we were fine after she tried to use me in her Zoey 101 music video to make himself look better after he finally told me what happened to me while on set/I was left out once again during the reunion reboot ploy. I guess pressure from others made her address the issue. I declined her offer. Because right now? But she was happy to finally get an apology. So I forgave her.”

He added at the time: “She never spoke to me personally about anything she mentioned in the book because she knows that everything she says is a total lie and I would have called her out on that. One by one. It’s sad to see someone not change after all these years. Nothing she said in her book about me really happened.”

To report child abuse, see the US Department of Health and Human Services Child Welfare Information Portal. for state-specific reporting phone numbers.

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