Victoria Justice Addressed The "Quiet On Set" Documentary And Opened Up About What It Was Like Working With Dan Schneider

    "There were times I felt like I was being treated unfairly," she explained of her experience with Dan Schneider.

    This post mentions allegations of child sexual abuse.

    About a month ago, Investigation Discovery's docuseries Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV debuted, focusing on the allegedly toxic and abusive culture that child stars faced during their time at Nickelodeon.

    Title graphics for the documentary "Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV"

    Since its release, several former Nickelodeon stars have commented on the claims made in the doc, along with sharing their own experiences working for the network alongside Dan Schneider.

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    And now, Victoria Justice, who starred in Zoey 101 and Victorious, becomes the latest former child star to comment on the doc and reflect on her own experience.

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    In a new interview with Marie Claire, Victoria said that while her experience working for Nickelodeon wasn't perfect, it was mostly positive.

    Victoria Justice in a Nickelodeon series

    She has watched Quiet on Set and said, "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, and there were times I felt like I was being treated unfairly."

    The cast of "Zoey 101"

    She also stressed that she had never experienced anything sexual on set, but added that there were moments that "were in poor taste."

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    Victoria went on to ask the interviewer, Jazmine Hughes, if she'd seen the response video Schneider had released shortly after the doc came out. In the video, exclusively obtained by the Hollywood Reporter, Schneider says, “Watching over the past two nights was very difficult — me facing my past behaviors, some of which are embarrassing and that I regret. I definitely owe some people a pretty strong apology."

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    "I would say I'm definitely one of the people on that list," Victoria continued.

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    She added that she has rarely been in contact with Schneider since her time at Nickelodeon ended. "I'm not condoning any of his behavior," she said. "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 cast of "Victorious"

    "After watching his apology, I think he recognizes that he did a lot of things wrong, and I think if he could step back into a time machine, he would do a lot of things differently," she finished.

    Closeup of Victoria Justice

    Read Victoria's full interview here.