For those who are unaware, Jennette McCurdy did command the most attraction as a child star on Nickelodeon at a point in time for her role in iCarly.
While the show had its elements that were quite questionable to the public, most of us fondly remember it as being the first show to watch when it was originally aired. The show also received a more grown-up revival on the streaming platform Paramount+. As it turns out, McCurdy doesn’t feature in the recent installment of the show, and if her claims are to be believed- it does make it quite original why that is the case.
As detailed in a profile on the Washington Post, the former child star had pushed out a new memoir that would talk about her life and her work during this turbulent period in her life. The book is titled, “I’m Glad My Mom Died.” And if eyewitnesses are to be believed, the book also details the abuse that she suffered at the hands of her mother. The book also speaks about the tail end of her career at Nick, when she was a cast member of “Sam & Cat”.
Jennette McCurdy Tells All About Her Time At Nickelodeon
According to the memoir and the profile of Jennette McCurdy, things were quite difficult for her on the set of Sam & Cat. The profile stated that McCurdy took issue with the fact that Ariana Grande, her co-star, was receiving and getting more leverage in the projects she wanted to work on, due to her budding music career- while she wasn’t offered the same. The time Sam & Cat was on air also saw the release of Grande’s debut album- Yours Truly- which then climbed to the #1 spot on the Billboard Top 200 list.
In the end, Nickelodeon was canceled in 2014, and Jennette McCurdy claims that the company offered her $300,000 to keep mum about her experiences when working for the network. Seeing the way she was treated throughout, the actress obviously considered this to be hush money- and an attempt to keep her quiet.