Teen actress Ariana Grande has cleared up reports she was bullied by one of her Victorious co-stars, insisting the show's cast is like "family" to her.
The 19 year old opened up about a crisis of confidence she suffered earlier in her career in a recent interview with Seventeen magazine, but her comments led to reports suggesting she fell out with a co-worker on her Nickelodeon series Victorious.
Now Grande has taken to her Tumblr blog to set the record straight, admitting the incident actually occurred when she was appearing on Broadway.
She writes, "It's my responsibility to clear up the drama today. I was misquoted in an interview and I've been very upset and disappointed all day. I was asked about bullying and I thought I'd share some of my personal experiences so that I could share how I over came (sic) it with my fans and hopefully be a help to the people who look up to me and are dealing with being bullied.
"However, unfortunately I was a little too vague in my interview and conclusions were drawn and fingers were pointed. My years filming Victorious were some of the Happiest of my life and that cast is family to me. (The stories I were (sic) sharing were actually from 2008 when I was on Broadway. Was an amazing experience but a tough time for me.)"
Grande also urged fans not to speculate about who the unnamed colleague is, adding, "Please please don't send hate to anyone. It's undeserved. The point of answering the question in the first place was to help those of you who are dealing with bullying, not to start drama."