One of our favourite childhood actresses Jennette McCurdy has just released a seriously juicy bombshell book ‘I’m Glad My Mom Died’.
In the book, Jennette delves deep into the abuse she suffered from a young age, led by her own mother and accusations of inappropriate treatment from Nickelodeon towards their child stars.
Jennette vs Ariana
While working with Nickelodeon Jennette starred as her iconic character Sam Puckett, first appearing on ‘iCarly’ alongside her longtime friend Miranda Cosgrove. She also brought the same character to life alongside Ariana Grande in ‘Sam & Cat’.
There has been a longstanding rumour that Jennette and Ariana butted heads while on the set of their show. Now we know the truth as Jennette spoke candidly about her relationship with Ariana, admitting she begrudged the hit-maker for being allowed to skip weeks of filming at a time.
Jenette opened up about her feelings towards Grande, admitting that at times she felt ‘jealous’ of how the singer was treated.
Writing about the filming of their show, McCurdy claimed: "The week where I was told Ariana would not be here at all, and that they would write around her absence this episode by having her character be locked in a box. Are you kidding me?
"So I have to turn down movies while Ariana’s off whistle-toning at the Billboard Music Awards? Fk. This."
She added: "If I weren’t such a good sport, to begin with, I wouldn’t be in this predicament in the first place. I wouldn’t be on this sh**ty show saying these sh**ty lines on this sh**ty set with this sh**ty hairstyle.
In one of the most shocking bombshell’s dropped in her memoir, Jennette claims she was offered thousands of dollars to keep quiet about her experience with the network.
She claims the $300,000 (NZD $465,000) of ‘hush money’ was offered to ensure that she wouldn’t publicly mention any of her negative experiences with a man she worked with, who she refers to as ‘The Creator’.
In one instance Jennette explained that ‘The Creator’ urged her to drink alcohol underage and massaged her shoulders in an inappropriate manner, writing: “I wanted to say something, tell him to stop, but I’m so scared of offending him.”
Since the book's release, ‘I’m Glad My Mom Died’ sold out in the US within 24 hours.
Many have shared their support of Jennette including former Nickelodeon actor Josh Peck.
Josh shared an adorable pic of the pair hugging and wrote a message of congratulations to the actress.
"My friend Jennette wrote a book and it's out today. She's brave, funny and thoughtful in ways few are!"
It’s great to see the support and encouragement surrounding Jennette right now.