Josh Peck has been doing a major press tour for his new book Happy People Are Annoying and it looks like he annoyed someone along the way.
The candid memoir mentions Peck’s former “Drake & Josh” co-star Drake Bell quite often and, following his latest interview, the author received backlash from Bell’s wife Janet Von Schmeling.
“I remember we were at the MTV Video Music Awards [in 2017] and I see him there and he sees me,” Peck said on the podcast. “I go up to him, and this might be the most ‘Sopranos’ thing I have ever done, I looked at him and I go, ‘Go apologize to my wife right now.’ He made a beeline for my wife and I see him do a whole five-minute performance of an apology.”
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Von Schmeling refused to keep quiet after hearing what Peck had to say.
“Josh Peck is a total piece of s**t. I stay quiet until lies happen,” she said on her Instagram Story. “And… the fact that I was there at the VMAs, I was next to Drake. I was the one who told him Josh was coming [up to us with the camera.] I was there, heard it all. Drake was never threatened by Josh… that’s actual[sic] hilarious. Bro, you’re not tough.”
She continued, “Also, yea, Drake apologized to your wife because you asked him nicely to. We actually hung out after that. Multiple times. We talked multiple times since then. You’re a f***ing liar. A f***ing liar, Josh.”