One Tree Hill Actress Bethany Joy Lenz has opened up about a harrowing period in her life that included belonging to a cult.
Her former actress said, “I would like to write about my experience.” OTH Actresses Sophia Bush and Hillary Burton Morgan on the final episode of their show Queens Drama Podcast. “You know, I’ve been in a cult for 10 years.”
Lenz said she spent a decade recovering from her experience and explained why it was so hard for her to talk about it. “I think ADHD has made it really difficult over the years,” she said, adding, “I have a lot of articles; I have a lot of chapters and stuff, but I’m really going to stick to putting it all together…”
Lenz did not name the organization she was referring to during the podcast. like the people Notes, are ex He spoke out against the Mosaic Church in 2021 in an Instagram caption, but her post also noted that she only attended church “in and out of church for two years.”
“There’s a lot to say,” Lenz said during the Drama Queens episode, adding that she felt “pressure to do it right and everything has to be completely real, and all the people involved.”
Additionally, Lenz said, “I don’t know how much I can say because there are still legal people and things that make it more complicated for the timing of that.”
for the previous three One Tree Hill The stars, their drama queens The podcast was a place to embrace the legacy I once felt like. In 2017, several of the cast and crew filed assault and harassment claims against the teen drama creator, Mark Schwann, whose representative declined to comment on record for diverse on time.
Bush said that re-watching the series can be difficult Forbes In 2021, because of the memories it can evoke. “I’ll never forget, getting into that, on the phone with Mark Schwann one day,” Bush said, adding that she told him she was uncomfortable with the amount of nudity the show demanded of her.
“We went into it, and he said, ‘No, you’ll do as we write to you,'” Bush recalled. “I just remember saying I didn’t sign up for that.”
Burton Morgan said by making their own podcast the people In the same year, she and her hosts “take back work that is rightfully ours. We put in a lot of work as young men, and we are not responsible for other people’s actions. And so to take back that thing that was ours and that we were excited about when we were twenty-two and twenty-three years old is something Empowering to do as an adult now.”
Even if she doesn’t put her religious story out at length, Lenz — who is also a musician — confirmed that she writes “all the time.”
“There are a few things in the works,” Lenz said. “There are some projects coming up.” Until then, there’s always the podcast.
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