In a New York Times profile published Wednesday promoting her memoir, “I’m Glad My Mom Died,” the outlet reports that McCurdy writes in her book that she was once photographed in a bikini during a Nickelodeon wardrobe fitting by an (unnamed) intimidating figure who also encouraged her to drink alcohol. McCurdy was a teenager when she worked at the network. After “Sam & Cat” was canceled in 2014, she rejected a $300,000 offer to not speak publicly about her time at Nickelodeon.
It is unclear if her mother, Debra ― who died in 2013 from breast cancer — was present during this particular incident, but according to the excerpts the Times paraphrased, she likely wouldn’t have intervened on her child’s behalf.
McCurdy also revealed that her pursuit of acting was done solely to please her mother.
Wow, you never know what someone is going through! Truly upsetting.
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