Former Disney star Hilary Duff says she never told anyone that she was a virgin until she was 19, although that story has been reported many times over the past two years.
The now 21-year-old actress claims she was misquoted in the 2006 Elle Magazine article that prompted her chart into virgin territory.
Retracting the alleged remarks, she tells Maxim: “You know what? I was quoted saying I was a virgin, but I absolutely did not say that. That’s nobody’s business but my own. Somehow it turned into a bad thing!”
Elle, on the other hand, is standing beside its story.
“We stand by our story – 100 percent,” says a rep for the magazine. “This article came out two-and-a-half years ago and now she’s refuting it? Of course we stand by it. It’s a quote.”