Jennette McCurdy's bombshell book sells out on Amazon in the US just a day after being released
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Physical copies of Jennette McCurdy’s bombshell new memoir I’m Glad My Mom Died have already sold out on Amazon in the US.
In her new book, McCurdy, 30, delves into everything from the abuse she suffered at the hands of her mother to the alleged inappropriate treatment of child stars at Nickelodeon.
McCurdy also speaks candidly about her relationship with her Sam & Cat co-star Ariana Grande, admitting she begrudged the hit-maker for being allowed to skip weeks of filming at a time.
According to Rolling Stone, Amazon quickly ran out of copies of McCurdy’s memoir across the pond, which zipped to number four on the retailer’s bestseller chart.
One of the most shocking revelations made in McCurdy’s memoir centres around a claim she was offered thousands of dollars in 'hush money' to ensure she wouldn't publicly discuss her time at Nickelodeon or experiences with a man she worked with, referred to as 'The Creator'.
McCurdy alleged that Nickelodeon presented her with $300,000 (£248,000) to keep quiet over the alleged abuse she faced at the network.
UNILAD has contacted Nickelodeon for comment.
In an excerpt published by Vanity Fair, McCurdy didn't mention her alleged abuser by name, but referred to him as ‘The Creator’ and explained that he urged her to drink alcohol aged 18. In the US the legal drinking age is 21.
She also claimed he massaged her shoulders in an inappropriate manner, writing: “I want to say something, to tell him to stop, but I’m so scared of offending him.”
Elsewhere, McCurdy opened up about her feelings towards Grande, admitting that at times she felt ‘jealous’ of how the singer was treated.
Writing about the filming of their show, McCurdy claimed: "The week where I was told Ariana would not be here at all, and that they would write around her absence this episode by having her character be locked in a box. Are you kidding me?
"So I have to turn down movies while Ariana’s off whistle-toning at the Billboard Music Awards? F**k. This."
She added: "If I wasn’t such a good sport to begin with, I wouldn’t be in this predicament in the first place. I wouldn’t be on this sh**ty show saying these sh**ty lines on this sh**ty set with this sh**ty hairstyle.
"Maybe my life would be entirely different right now. I fantasise about it being different. But it’s not different. It’s this. This is what it is. Ariana misses work in pursuit of her music career while I act with a box. I’m pissed about it. And I’m pissed at her. Jealous of her."
I’m Glad My Mom Died will be available in the UK from 5 September.
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