Exclusive: Melissa Joan Hart’s Jaw-Dropping Confession About Nickelodeon’s Dark Secrets!


Melissa Joan Hart has said she is one of the people who made accusations regarding Nickelodeon during the film “Quiet” on Set even though she did not have had the similar experience with Nickelodeon. “I absolutely trust them, believe them, 100 hundred percent,” Hart, 47, who was the main actor in Nick’s Clarissa Explains Everything from the late 1990s stated on The Meghan McCain is a part of The Chat Podcast on March 28.

In the course of her work on the network for kids, Hart portrayed Clarissa from 1991 until 1994. Hart claimed she was not ignoring anyone else’s experience with this channel, even though she has yet to watch the documentary. She also admitted that the experience she received from the network was a positive one. She does, however, believe that her position at the time could have played a role.

“My experience is that I was in Orlando from 1989 to 1994, and I think maybe there was a difference between Orlando Nickelodeon and Hollywood Nickelodeon, although I’m not 100 percent sure on that,” she said. “There weren’t a lot of executives [where I was], they were in New York … In Orlando, I had nothing but a wonderful experience.”

Living in Florida was a sign that Hart was in a “right to work state,” which led to being on the show “[working] the kids a lot harder than they probably legally should,” despite declaring they were “a ton of fun” to watch. The actress said she was aided with “an amazing crew” and an “incredible cast” on Clarissa who did “such good care of her.”

“I mean, these people were protective of me,” she said, expounding on how she was “very safe” under their guardianship. “So I don’t know if it was the difference in Orlando, or the time period, or whoever these guys were they weren’t around but I have to say not every egg in the Nickelodeon basket is rotten. There are good eggs.”


The month of April, the television documentaries “Quiet On Set the Dark Side of Kids TV was telecast on Max and allowed former child actors and crew members to talk about their frustrations working on Dan Schneider’s shows which include The Amanda Show, All That, The Amanda Show, Drake and Josh, iCarly and other shows.

Former cast members that were interviewed on camera included Drake Bell, Katrina Johnson, Giovonnie Samuels, Kyle Sullivan, and Bryan Hearne, among others. Bell admitted that he was the victim of the case of sexual abuse against the dialogue coach Brian Peck, which resulted in the sentence of 16 months imprisonment for Peck in 2004.


Nickelodeon has responded to allegations of harassment made in The Quiet Set shortly after the show’s premiere. “Though we cannot corroborate or negate allegations of behaviors from productions decades ago, Nickelodeon as a matter of policy investigates all formal complaints as part of our commitment to fostering a safe and professional workplace environment free of harassment or other kinds of inappropriate conduct,” the statement sent to Us Weekly read.

In its statement, the business continued: “Our highest priorities are the well-being and best interests not just of our employees, casts and crew, but of all children, and we have adopted numerous safeguards over the years to help ensure we are living up to our own high standards and the expectations of our audience.”

In the wake of the film’s release, others Nickelodeon alumni have come out against the accusations, including Kenan Thompson who appeared in The All That before appearing as Kel Mitchell in Kenan & Kel along with Kel Mitchell back in the late ’90s.


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