“Zoey 101” actress Alexa Nikolas is continuing to speak out on the men in Hollywood that traumatized her and others at a young age. Nikolas notably spoke out against longtime Nickelodeon producer Dan Schneider, who allegedly sexually assaulted child actors and wrote inappropriate sexual innuendos into the scripts of children’s shows. Now, the actress shared that Jonah Hill once forcibly kissed her at a party at fellow actor Justin Long’s house in the early 2000s. Nikolas was 16 years old at the time.
The actress has long led the charge in the reckoning of safety precautions and ethics on the set of children’s and teen’s television shows. Now, she is publicly revisiting the traumatic incident involving actor Jonah Hill and Justin Long‘s potential role. Hill recently came under fire after ex-girlfriend Sarah Brady shared screenshots of text messages the actor sent her during their relationship, alleging emotional abuse.
#JonahHill didn’t hand me the cig which I thought was weird and then as we walked back to the door I asked him for it and he said nothing but slammed me to the door and shoved his tongue down my throat. I was so appalled I pushed him off of me and ran inside.
— Alexa Nikolas (@alexanikolas__) July 9, 2023
After Nikolas shared her story, Brady came forth with her support for the actress, referring to Hill as “scary.”
Sarah Brady praises Alexa Nikolas for speaking out against ‘scary’ Jonah Hill https://t.co/kHEHEqnrcS
— Alexa Nikolas (@alexanikolas__) July 12, 2023
Justin Long’s Friendship With Jonah Hill
After Nikolas came forth with her initial allegation against Hill, she resurfaced a clip from the popular 2000s show “PUNK’D” hosted by actor Ashton Kutcher. Kutcher would place celebrities in fabricated situations and hire actors to play out each scene without the knowledge of the celebrity. Long was once featured in an episode of the program, in which himself and Jonah Hill were in a restaurant with several underage girls who were drinking alcohol.
Though the reveal was that the girls were hired actresses and not actually drinking, Long’s reaction before the prank reveal is puzzling viewers. The actor appeared to encourage the young women to lie about their ages when asked for ID to prove that they were legal, and told Hill that they were all “really pretty.”
While Long appeared first unaware of the young women’s ages, his quick reaction to lie to authorities about them is what Nikolas picked up on. While Long himself has never been accused of inappropriate behavior towards women, Nikolas insinuated that he was complicit in a series of his friend’s relationships and assaults of young women.
Many of Long’s fans felt disappointed at his potential alleged involvement in uniting underage girls with his adult male friends. The actor has appeared in a number of cult favorite films in television shows, notably “He’s Just Not That Into You,” “New Girl,” “Herbie Fully Loaded,” “House of Darkness,” “Barbarian,” and more.
Also, Alexa stated she was at Justin Long’s house. Justin is 45 years old now. Alexa is 31. That would make him 30 years at the time the party happened. I don’t even wanna know which CSI Miami person she’s referring to because they’re all old as hell on that show. Omg. Sick.
— Team Jeremiah (@beetaylora) July 11, 2023
please no not justin long. pic.twitter.com/zzdJTsl5bV
— ⭐️ (@chalamethive) July 11, 2023
Long recently married actress Kate Bosworth. A representative for the actor confirmed that Long was not aware of the incident in which Nikolas was targeted by Jonah Hill outside of his home, but the mere fact that she was in attendance is troubling people.
This is a sleazeball response. This guy has not grown an inch since his underage-based Punk'd ep. Fuq #JustinLong & @katebosworth too if she thinks this is an ok statement. Hollywood is truly honest representation of the rotted core that is US society. pic.twitter.com/omxpm80cRT
— eowh (@ewebhines) July 11, 2023
Many criticized his choice to deflect responsibility in the situation, given his behavior seen in the “PUNK’D” episode. Some are even going as far as drawing comparisons to his role in “Barbarian,” in which he portrays a disgraced actor in hiding when sexual assault allegations against him emerge.
Ngl the fact that it was at Justin Long’s house is just making me think of this: pic.twitter.com/kEpwyg5A91
— Beckaroo Banzai (@beckyjane02) July 11, 2023
Nikolas has not reacted to Long’s statement at this time.