Hilarie Burton says sexual harassment she endured early in career affects how ...

Hilarie Burton says sexual harassment she endured early in career affects how she parents her young daughter

By Rachel Mcgrath For Dailymail.com

Published: 03:20 BST, 1 May 2020 | Updated: 03:21 BST, 1 May 2020

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In 2017, she alleged she'd been the victim of sexual harassment while on the show One Tree Hill.

And in her new memoir The Rural Diaries, Hilarie Burton writes about that period of her life and the reasons she stayed silent for almost a decade after the show ended in 2009.

The actress, 37, told People in an interview published Thursday that her experience 'affects how I parent' two-year-old daughter George Virginia.

Trauma: Hilarie Burton told People in an interview Thursday that being the victim of sexual harassment early in her career 'affects how I parent' two-year-old daughter George Virginia

Trauma: Hilarie Burton told People in an interview Thursday that being the victim of sexual harassment early in her career 'affects how I parent' two-year-old daughter George Virginia

'She will never be a pleaser. If my daughter tells someone to f— off, awesome. I wish I had had the ability to do that,' she said.

Burton shares her daughter and a son Gus, 10, with her husband, The Walking Dead star Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

The couple live on a 100-acre farm in the Hudson Valley in New York State.

Parenting: 'She will never be a pleaser. If my daughter tells someone to f— off, awesome. I wish I had had the ability to do that,' the actress, pictured in November 2019, explained

Parenting: 'She will never be a pleaser. If my daughter tells someone to f— off, awesome. I wish I had had the ability to do that,' the actress, pictured in November 2019, explained

Family: Burton shares her daughter and a son Gus, 10, with her husband, The Walking Dead star Jeffrey Dean Morgan (pictured on the actor's birthday on April 22)

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