Hilarie Burton Says the Sexual Harassment She Suffered ‘Affects How I Parent My Daughter'
It's been over a decade since Hilarie Burton left One Tree Hill , but the memories - both happy and painful - remain with her.
In her new memoir, The Rural Diaries - out May 5 - Burton opens up about her family and her joyful life on a 100-acre farm in the Hudson Valley. But in the book, the actress also writes about the abuse she says she suffered while starring on the CW's hit teen drama series.
“I had such strong relationships on the show and I still do,” Burton, 37, who was on the show for six years before she left in 2009, tells PEOPLE. “There was so much good. But there was bad too.”
In 2017, Burton, along with several of her former costars and One Tree Hill crew members, came forward about alleged sexual abuse and harassment they endured at the hands of creator Mark Schwahn .
For more from Hilarie Burton, pick up this week's issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday
Burton recalls being “groomed,” by Schwahn on set, whom she said in 2017 was verbally abusive, touched her inappropriately and kissed her...
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