Hilarie Burton shared an Instagram story defending Sophia Bush against the cheating allegations, writing, “As the person who had a front row seat then? This wasn’t it. We were all told you’d broken up which is why our guy was perusing her. Now this is being spun to make my sister look like a brazen harlot. And if she’s anyone’s harlot, it’s mine!” She also quipped that many anonymous sources were coming forth with false accounts about Bush’s relationship with Murray, so she wanted to publicly share her side of the story as a reliable source.
She finished with, “It would be laughable if it wasn’t so hurtful.” Burton seemed so sure that she was right that she tagged Erin Foster and asked her to speak to her privately to hear how her version of events played out. Although “One Tree Hill” ended over a decade ago, Bush and Burton’s friendship still seems stronger than ever.
Speaking to Refinery29, Burton shared that she and Bush bonded over all the craziness that ensued after the show gained popularity. She revealed that a lot of their acting choices were dictated by their male bosses, who had no idea what it was like to be a teenage girl. Burton said that they struggled with fame as freshers in the industry, but they could now look fondly back on those days because they got a great friendship out of it.