Burton, who portrayed Peyton Sawyer from Season 1 to Season 6 of the show, claims that Schwahn began harassing her began around Season 3. She alleges that he positioned himself as a mentor to her, but that she later realized that she was allegedly ” being groomed as bait.” According to her, Schwahn would encourage new female actors to befriend Burton, allegedly so that he had easier access to them. Ackles (née Harris), who portrayed Rachel Gatina on the show beginning in Season 3, also claimed that she was told to develop a friendship with Burton when she began. From there, the claims get tougher to read.”