Jerry Trainor Shared His Reaction To Jennette McCurdy's Book, "I'm Glad My Mom Died"

If you watched iCarly, then you know Spencer, the character Carly's older brother, played by Jerry Trainor.

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He was one of the main characters, along with Miranda Cosgrove, who played Carly, and Jennette McCurdy, who played Carly's best friend, Sam.

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Jennette did not return for the iCarly reboot, while Miranda and Jerry did. Jennette explained the alleged "emotional abuse" she endured at the hands of Nickelodeon in her touching and raw memoir, I'm Glad My Mom Died.

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"My whole childhood and adolescence were very exploited,” Jennette told the New York Times. “It still gives my nervous system a reaction to say it. There were cases where people had the best intentions and maybe didn’t know what they were doing. And also cases where they did — they knew exactly what they were doing.” Jennette mentioned "the Creator," who gave her unsolicited shoulder massages and encouraged her to drink alcohol.

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At the time of its release, Miranda reacted to the memoir in an interview with the New York Times. "When you’re young, you’re so in your own head. You can’t imagine that people around you are having much harder struggles. You don’t expect things like that from the person in the room who’s making everyone laugh."

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Well, for the first time, Jerry recently gave his thoughts on the memoir in an interview with E! News.

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"I read it immediately," he said.

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"It's heartbreaking, but it's also brilliant and funny. I felt a lot of pride for her being able to speak her truth," Jerry continued.

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"I talked with her about it — and I said exactly that," he said. "She's very strong and very perceptive, and you can see it in the writing how smart she is."

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He added, "It's stuff she's going to deal with for her whole life, but she's amazing. She's using it, and she's growing stronger because of it."

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You can watch Jerry's interview here.