Jennette McCurdy was told to drink alcohol as a child actress

Former child star Jennette McCurdy is coming clean about the abuse she allegedly suffered as a Nickelodeon star in the 2000s.

McCurdy, 30, detailed many of the issues she faced while appearing on her hit TV show “iCarly” in her upcoming memoir, “I’m Glad My Mom Died,” including an alleged incident in which she was photographed in a bikini. when I was a teenager. during a dress rehearsal.

According to reports, the session with an unidentified person, whom she called the “Creator”, also pressured her to drink alcohol when she was just a teenager on the net.

His mother, Debra, who died in 2013, said that moments like this were simply the consequences of fame. “Everyone wants what you have,” Debra said.

“My entire childhood and adolescence were highly exploited,” McCurdy told the New York Times ahead of the Aug. 9 publication of his memoir. “It still causes a reaction in my nervous system to say it. There were cases where people had the best of intentions and perhaps didn’t know what they were doing. And also cases where they did: they knew exactly what they were doing.”

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The “iCarly” alum detailed her struggles as a child star in her new memoir, “I’m Glad My Mom Died.”
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Elsewhere in the book, McCurdy wrote about how he scored his own “iCarly” spinoff, but he thought it would be a solo concert.

Ariana Grande, who starred in Nick’s sitcom “Victorious”, was offered to take part in the spin-off, which became the 2013 show “Sam & Cat”.

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Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande (pictured) starred in the Nickelodeon sitcom “Sam & Cat” for one season from 2013 to 2014.

However, McCurdy claimed that she was prohibited from doing other acting jobs while on the show, but noted that this order did not appear to apply to the 29-year-old Grande.

“So Close” singer McCurdy also alleged that she was offered $300,000 in money not to speak publicly about staying with Nickelodeon.

“What finally undid me was when Ariana came in whistling with excitement because she had spent the night before playing charades at Tom Hanks’ house,” McCurdy recalled in her book. “That was the moment I broke down.”

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Jennette McCurdy’s book, “I’m Glad My Mom Died,” will be published on August 9.
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In an excerpt from the book obtained by Entertainment Weekly earlier this week, McCurdy also recounted how her mother controlled her career and caused her a lot of anxiety.

“I am sitting in the waiting room gathering all my sadness when something changes in me. It feels weird,” she wrote of an audition where she was told to cry.

When the audition didn’t go as planned, McCurdy tried to tell her mother that she wanted to quit acting, but said Debra blamed her so she would continue.

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The former actress described the alleged abuse she suffered as a child star in her new memoir.
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It was when the California native booked “iCarly” that she thought her relationship with her mother would soften.

“I jump into mom’s arms. She squeezes me. I am elated,” McCurdy wrote. “Everything is going to be different now. Everything will be better. Mom will finally be happy. Her dream has come true.”

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