Victoria Justice Breaks Silence on Working With Dan Schneider – Hollywood Life

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Victoria Justice is addressing her “complex” relationship with former Nickelodeon producer Dan Schneider. Two months after Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV aired on Investigation Discovery, the Victorious alum, 31, opened up about her expertise working with Schneider in a brand new interview, which was printed on Wednesday, May 15.

“I’m not condoning any of his behavior,” Justice insisted to Marie Claire, earlier than including, “At the end of the day, my relationship with Dan is a very complex one: I met him when I was 12 years old, and he’s the person that gave me this big break. He completely changed my life. Most likely, I wouldn’t be here where I am today if it weren’t for him, and for him seeing something in me. For that I will always be grateful.”

The former Zoey 101 solid member additionally acknowledged Schneider’s apology, wherein he admitted regretting his previous conduct whereas engaged on varied Nickelodeon units.

“After watching his apology, I think he recognizes that he did a lot of things wrong,” Justice stated, including, “And I think if he could step back into a time machine, he would do a lot of things differently.” Nevertheless, Justice famous that she is “definitely one of the people on that list” that Schneider owes an apology to.

Dan Schneider and Victoria Justice
Dan Schneider and Victoria Justice on the set of ‘Victorious’ (Getty Images)

Justice bought her massive break in Zoey 101, earlier than finally touchdown the function as Tori Vega in Nickelodeon’s Victorious. Schneider labored as a producer on each exhibits.

While addressing the Quiet on Set docuseries, Justice identified that Schneider had a “very large ego” engaged on the community’s teen sitcoms. Furthermore, the actress felt that she was “treated unfairly” at instances whereas working with Schneider.

“Something that was very evident in the documentary is that Dan had a very large ego, and sometimes that ego clouded his better judgment and affected the way he treated people,” Justice famous. “And there were times I felt like I was being treated unfairly.”

While showing on Quiet on Set, a number of former Nickelodeon solid and crew members accused Schneider of making a poisonous work atmosphere. As a consequence, Schneider filed a lawsuit towards the producers of the ID doc. He subsequently responded to the allegations in an announcement obtained by E! News.

“There is no doubt that I was sometimes a bad leader,” Schneider admitted in his assertion. “I am sincerely apologetic and regretful for that behavior, and I will continue to take accountability for it. I have no objection to anyone highlighting my failures as a boss, but it is wrong to mislead millions of people to the false conclusion that I was in any way involved in heinous acts like those committed by child predators.”

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