One of Nickelodeon's brightest stars in the 2010s was Jennette McCurdy, who played the petulant prankster Sam Puckett for six seasons on iCarly before coleading Sam & Cat, a spin-off costarring Ariana Grande that lasted just a single season. In her debut memoir, I'm Glad My Mom Died-out August 9-McCurdy strips away the candy-coated facade of her sitcom experiences, which were often dictated by an allegedly abusive boss she refers to only as "The Creator," getting candid about her eating disorder, and her difficult relationship with her mother.
In this excerpt from her memoir, McCurdy details the inappropriate behavior she claims "The Creator" exhibited, including pressuring her to drink while underage; massaging her at work; and being offered $300,000 by Nickelodeon to keep it all quiet. (Vanity Fair has reached out to the network for comment.)
"Come on, take a sip."
"I've never had alcohol before. And I'm only eighteen. Couldn't I get in trouble?"
"No one's looking, Jennetter. You're fine."Post too long. Click here to view the full text.