Victoria Justice breaks silence on ‘Quiet on Set’ allegations against Dan Schneider

Former Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice has broken her silence on the disturbing allegations against former hot-shot producer Dan Schneider, a central fixture of the recent docuseries “Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV.”

The 31-year-old “Zoey 101” alum, who went on to star in the network’s “Victorious,” told Marie Claire that she’s “definitely one of the people on that list” of those to whom Schneider said he owes “a pretty strong apology.”

Allegations against the “All That” creator include racism, sexism, sexual harassment and verbal abuse.

While Justice emphasized that Schneider’s offenses toward her were never sexual — as alleged by other Nickelodeon alumni — she conceded that, in hindsight, she can see elements from behind-the-scenes that “were in poor taste.”

“Something that was very evident in the documentary is that Dan had a very large ego, and sometimes that ego clouded his better judgement and affected the way he treated people, and there were times I felt like I was being treated unfairly,” the “Trust” actress said in the interview published Wednesday.

Adding that her relationship to Schneider is “a very complex one,” Justice said she’s “not condoning any of his behavior” but did credit him for kick-starting her career.

“Most likely I wouldn’t be here where I am today if it weren’t for him, and for him seeing something in me. For that I will always be grateful,” she said.

Schneider dropped a 20-minute apology on YouTube following the release of the Investigation Discovery doc in mid-March, noting that he’d had to face “my past behaviors, some of which are embarrassing and I regret.”

Such allegations include making inappropriate jokes, asking employees for massages and sneaking sexually coded content into his series designed for underage viewers.

“After watching his apology, I think he recognizes that he did a lot of things wrong,” Justice said. “I think if he could step back into a time machine, he would do a lot of things differently.”

Justice’s interview was published one day after “All That” alum Lori Beth Denberg accused Schneider of sexual misconduct — claims that Schneider dismissed as “wildly exaggerated and, in most cases, false.”

Earlier this month, Schneider — with whom Nickelodeon severed ties in 2018 — sued the “Quiet on Set” creators for unspecified damages, alleging he’s suffered both mentally and financially in its aftermath.