"I don’t speak like that," Chrissy Metz told PEOPLE at the Golden Globe Awards

By Dan Wakeford and Karen Mizoguchi
January 06, 2019 10:01 PM

Chrissy Metz is speaking out about her hot mic moment at the 2019 Golden Globe Awards.

After she was heard saying what sounds like, “She’s such a bitch,” about Alison Brie during a red carpet interview on Facbeook’s pre-show, Metz spoke with PEOPLE during the live telecast.

“I’m so distraught and upset,” the This Is Us actress said.

“I don’t speak about anyone like that I don’t speak like that. I love Alison, I follow her,” Metz shared. “When I was walking up they said, ‘Do you know Alison,’ and I said, ‘Oh boy, do I.’ I love her.”

In a statement, a rep for Metz also said: “Chrissy never said that. She would never say that about anybody. She’s a huge fan and friend of Alison Brie. Chrissy has nothing but admiration and respect for Alison and, frankly, every fellow actor who must wade through this much-too-common attempt to create a feud among colleagues.”

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Chrissy Metz; Alison Brie
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Metz also clarified the incident on Twitter.

“It’s terribly unfortunate anyone would think much less run a story that was completely fabricated!” she wrote. “I adore Alison and would never say a bad word about her, or anyone! I sure hope she knows my heart.”

Brie addressed the incident on her Instagram Story, writing, “Nothing but love for @chrissymetz! Rumors can’t keep us down.”

Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

However, inside the soirée, the GLOW actress, who received her first-ever Globes nomination for best actress in a musical or comedy, spoke with Vanity Fair reporter Nicole Sperling, responding to Metz’s supposed comment: “But why? I know her. I saw her on the carpet and I told her how beautiful she looked.”

The 76th annual Golden Globe Awards were presented live on NBC from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday.