Matthew Morrison has denied allegations that he despatched “flirty” messages to a So You Assume You Can Dance (SYTYCD) contestant, leading to his termination as a decide on the present.
In a put up to his Instagram account, Morrison, 43, addressed a narrative initially from Folks journal, the place a “supply near the Fox actuality present” mentioned the previous Glee star was fired from the manufacturing “after he had an inappropriate relationship with a feminine contestant.”
“It’s actually unlucky that I’ve to take a seat right here and defend myself and my household in opposition to blatantly unfaithful statements made anonymously, however I’ve nothing to cover,” Morrison mentioned within the video.
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“So, within the curiosity of transparency, I’ll learn to you the one message I wrote to a dancer on the present,” he mentioned.
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The alleged message was then learn by Morrison: “Hey, it’s Matthew. In case you don’t thoughts, would like to get your quantity and discuss you thru some issues.”
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Morrison claimed he was sending the message to the contestant as a result of they “each share a mutual respect” for a choreographer he has recognized for over 20 years.
“I used to be attempting to assist her get a job as a choreographer on the present,” he mentioned.
“It’s devastating that we dwell on this world the place gossip guidelines and other people’s lives are being thrown round as clickbait,” he added. “I feel that is a lot greater than me and this story. Gossip is poisonous and it’s destroying our society, and we have to do higher.”
Morrison joined the SYTYCD judging panel in April. On Could 27, Morrison introduced he would not be a decide on the present, citing a failure to observe “manufacturing protocols” as the explanation for leaving.
A alternative decide for Morrison has but to be introduced, although he’s anticipated to look in episodes that had been already filmed up till June 15.
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