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Sophia Bush Finally Explains Why She Left Chicago P.D.

"I programmed myself to tolerate the intolerable"

Lindsay MacDonald

It's never fun hearing that one of your favorite shows has some nasty behind-the-scenes drama, but according to Sophia Bush, that's the unfortunate reality we have to face when it comes to Chicago P.D..

The actress, who left the series last year, previously alluded to the issues she had working on the show, but now she's opening up again. During a recent appearance on Dax Shephard's podcast Armchair Expert, she spoke about her time on the NBC procedural and the problematic situations she found herself in during her time there.

"I realized that as I was thinking I was being the tough guy, doing the thing, showing up to work, I programmed myself to tolerate the intolerable," Bush admitted. "My body was, like, falling apart, because I was really, really unhappy... You start to lose your way when someone assaults you in a room full of people and everyone literally looks away, looks at the floor, looks at the ceiling, and you're the one woman in the room and every man who's twice your size doesn't do something."

Bush also dished about her flash-in-the-pan romance with co-star Chad Michael Murray during filming of One Tree Hill. The co-stars dated during the early seasons of One Tree Hill and married in 2005... before calling it quits just five months later.

Afterward, their relationship felt like a weird stunt or some sort of sordid love affair rather than a Hollywood love story. Apparently, the reality of the situation was a lot less juicy as far as the romance goes, but a lot more troubling in light of recent revelations about how the set of One Tree Hill was run. Bush first explained why it is she doesn't like talking about the relationship before describing the unfortunate aftermath.

"The reason why I don't talk about it, A) is because everyone's been 21 and stupid," she said."But if you're in our job, for some reason, people want talk to you about, like, when you're fully fledged adults who've done really amazing sh-- with your lives, they want to talk to you about the dumb thing you did in college, basically."

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Bush then went on to say that the One Tree Hill producers were "really, deeply inappropriate" when it came to respecting the privacy of the parties involved.

"They ran, like, TV ads about it, it was really ugly," she said. "They made practice of taking advantage of people's personal lives, and not just for me and for my ex, for other actors on the show who would share -- as you do when you get close to people -- deeply personal things that were happening in their lives and they would wind up in storylines. It wasn't OK... It was opportunistic and ugly. When you run a show, you're like a parent, you're supposed to protect your flock, and it was the opposite of that... It was a very ugly situation on their part. I think they kind of lived for the drama."

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