Zoey 101 actress Alexa Nikolas protests against alleged abuse by Nickelodeon execs

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Zoey 101 actress Alexa Nikolas protests alleged abuse by Nickelodeon execs outside the network’s headquarters in Burbank

  • Alexa Nikolas, 30, protested outside the network’s headquarters in Burbank, California on Thursday
  • The Zoey 101 star claims to have experienced a ‘traumatic and unsafe’ environment
  • It comes after Jenette McCurdy also claimed she was assaulted while working for the network
  • DailyMail.com has reached out to representatives of the channel for comment

Zoey 101 actress Alexa Nikolas protested the alleged abuse of Nickelodeon executives outside the network’s headquarters in Burbank on Thursday.

Speaking to TMZ, the 30-year-old star explained why she and other protesters chose to demonstrate and why she felt the alleged abuse should be addressed.

When asked why she chose to protest, Nikolas said she wants to “make Nick safe for children because in my personal experience working on Zoey 101, [I] didn’t feel safe.’

The protest comes just weeks after former Nickelodeon star Jennette McCurdy published her memoir, I’m Glad My Mother Died, in which she claimed to have been abused during her time at Nickelodeon.

DailyMail.com has reached out to Nickelodeon for comment.

Protest: Zoey 101 actress Alexa Nikolas protested Thursday against alleged abuse of Nickelodeon executives outside the network’s headquarters in Burbank

The actress, who co-hosted the protest with her group Eat Predators, claimed she was one of many performers allegedly mistreated during their time with Nickelodeon.

“Having heard so many different stories from different Nick stars, it feels like enough has been enough,” she said.

Nikolas told the outlet that she felt Nickelodeon executives could address the allegations, adding, “I think everyone qualifies if they actually do the right things, but they haven’t even commented.”

Speaking: Speaking to TMZ, the 30-year-old star explained why she and her fellow protesters chose to demonstrate and why she felt the alleged abuse needed to be addressed

Speaking: Speaking to TMZ, the 30-year-old star explained why she and her fellow protesters chose to demonstrate and why she felt the alleged abuse needed to be addressed

Safety: When asked why she chose to protest, Nikolas said she wants to

Safety: When asked why she chose to protest, Nikolas said she wants to “make Nick safe for children because in my personal experience working on Zoey 101, [I] didn’t feel safe’

The Walking Dead actress then referenced McCurdy’s recently released memoir, stating that “Jennette and all of us deserve an apology.”

The performer said Nickelodeon executives could rectify the situation if they were able to “take responsibility” for the alleged abuse they inflicted on their child performers.

“I want them to apologize to all the Nick stars who have suffered in any way…I’d like them to take responsibility and say they’re sorry.”

Liability: The artist believes Nickelodeon executives could rectify the situation if they were able to

Liability: The artist believes Nickelodeon executives could rectify the situation if they were able to “take responsibility” for the alleged abuse they inflicted on their child performers

Nikolas believes that she and other Nickelodeon stars who have been negatively affected by the alleged abuse “don’t have to beg for it in any way.”

The artist noted that she was personally involved in the protest that day.

“It felt like if I hadn’t come here, I was really transgressing a lot of my own trauma,” she said.

Apologies:

Apologies: “I want them to apologize to all the Nick stars who have suffered in any way…I’d like them to take responsibility and say they’re sorry,” she said.

Nikolas told TMZ that she was pressured into underage drinking during her time at Nickelodeon and even claimed to have received unwanted messages from an executive, in addition to being offered money in exchange for her silence.

She also campaigns to ensure that the stars no longer sign nondisclosure agreements in the future.

The performer claimed there was “no chance” of restoring her relationship with her former co-star, Jamie Lynn Spears, saying she was “trying to move on” with her days with the network.

Getting to work: She's also campaigning for the network to stop signing nondisclosure agreements by its stars in the future

Getting to work: She’s also campaigning for the network to stop signing nondisclosure agreements by its stars in the future

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