'iCarly' Alum Jennette McCurdy Shares 'Indignities' Endured As Child Actor

In advance of the publication of Jennette McCurdy‘s memoir, I’m Glad My Mom Perished McCurdy teased a few of the stories that will be included in the book.

In a profile for The New York Times, the iCarly star shared “embarrassing and sexy” tales of her time in the Nickelodeon television show as an infant — and also how her mother, Debra McCurdy, didn’t safeguard her.

She claimed she was photographed wearing a bikini at an outfit fitting. She was also served alcohol “by an intimidating figure who she simply refers to as the creator.”

McCurdy claimed she was a mother to her mom, and who passed away in 2013 from breast cancer, didn’t say anything in these instances. “Everyone would like to have what you have,” she would say.

The actress of 30 also revealed the background of the her spin-off series Sam & Caton from the same network. McCurdy believed she was going to get her own show however, she ended up becoming co-starring with Ariana Grande. Nickelodeon reported that they had stopped McCurdy from pursuing different career paths, however the same rules didn’t apply to Grande.

“What I finally let go of was the moment that Ariana was whistle-toning into the room with excitement after she had been playing the game of charades at Tom Hanks‘s home. This was the moment that I fell apart,” the singer wrote in her memoir.

McCurdy claimed that after Sam & Cat was cancelled in 2014, Nickelodeon provided her with $300,000 in exchange for not making public statements about her time with Nickelodeon. Nickelodeon did not respond on the matter to The New York Times.