The controversy over Glee star Matthew Morrison's ouster as a judge from the current season of Fox's reality competition show So You Think You Can Dance has taken yet another turn as the star attempts to defend his honor.
Amid revelations from an anonymous source who told People magazine that Morrison was fired over "flirty texts" with a contestant, the actor has taken to Instagram and filmed a video in which he reads the text that supposedly got him fired.
In the video, Morrison, who has been married since 2014, denies the allegations against him and portrays the text sent to the contestant in question as a simple, professional message between colleagues.
See the video below.
Morrison began the video with visible frustration at the allegations against him, which he called "blatantly untrue."
"It’s really unfortunate that I have to sit here and defend myself and my family against blatantly untrue statements made anonymously, but I have nothing to hide."
"So, in the interest of transparency, I will read to you the one message I wrote to a dancer on the show."
Morrison read what he claimed was the only message exchanged between him and the show contestant.
"'Hey, it’s Matthew. If you don’t mind, would love to get your number and talk you through some things'."
Morrison then explained the message was strictly professional.
"I sent this because this dancer and I both share a mutual respect for a choreographer that I’ve known for over 20 years and I was trying to help her get a job as a choreographer on the show."
"Gossip is toxic."
He then said he hoped this incident would not detract from the show and wished his colleagues "all the best."
On social media, many people were not convinced by his story and found it hard to believe a message like the one he read would result in his dismissal.
Morrison will continue appearing on So You Think You Can Dance through the middle of this month in episodes that were already filmed.