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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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.”
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.