Actress Alexa Nichols, best known for her role in Nickelodeon’s “Nickel Bristow”Zoey 101”, protested outside the company’s headquarters in Burbank, California on Thursday.
The 30-year-old actress said she “didn’t feel safe” during her time on the show.
In an Instagram live stream from the protest, Nichols says,
“I didn’t feel safe at Nickelodeon as a kid. She also demands that “Nickelodeon start protecting kids and not predators.”
Nichols’ organization, Eat Predators, advocates for survivors of sexual abuse. She expressed deep concern for child stars and is opposed to the network tossing out their non-disclosure agreements because it prevents children from getting help.
As the Los Angeles Times reports, the actress seemingly calls out “Zoe 101” and “iCarly” producer Daniel Schneider, where she refers to him as “the creator of childhood trauma.”
She says in the video,
“I didn’t feel safe around Dan Schneider when I was working at Nickelodeon.”
Nicole’s protest comes just weeks after iCarly star, Janet McCurdy, released the memoir “I’m Glad My Mom Died.” The book details McCurdy’s experience with alleged abuse by the authorities. Nickelodeon, McCurdy claims to have been encouraged to drink alcohol at an early age, receiving unsolicited messages, and claims that the company offered her to remain silent if she did not agree to speak on the allegations against someone whom she referred to as “producer”. refers to.
Protesters stood outside holding signs with the network’s logo reading the words “Cyclodion” and “Predators”. There were also signs that displayed photos of various Nickelodeon figures, including Schneider and former executives, According to the Los Angeles Times,
Nickelodeon has yet to comment on the allegations.