Matthew Morrison reads alleged text sent to ‘SYTYCD’ contestant

Matthew Morrison claims his alleged text messages to ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ contestants – which led to his sudden resignation as judge – were not inappropriate.

“It’s 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,” the 43-year-old “Glee” alumnus said Thursday. said in a video posted on his Instagram.

“So, for the sake of transparency, I’m going to read you a message I wrote to dancers on the show.”

Morrison then continued to read the alleged text aloud – without showing his phone or any screenshots of the conversation.

“Hey! It’s Matthew. Would love to get your number and discuss something with you if you don’t mind,” Morrison said.

“I know her [the choreographer] For more than 20 years, she’s been trying to help her land a job as a choreographer on the show,” he claims. “It’s devastating that we live in a world where gossip rules and people’s lives are used as clickbait. . ”

Screenshot of Matthew Morrison from an Instagram video shared on Thursday
Matthew Morrison took to Instagram on Thursday to read an alleged text he sent to a contestant on “So You Think You Can Dance”, which led to his abrupt withdrawal.
Matthew Morrison/Instagram

As previously reported by Page Six, Morrison was chosen to judge “SYTYCD” Season 17, alongside JoJo Siwa and Stephen “tWitch” Boss, with Cat Deeley serving as host.

Fans of the dance competition series were shocked to learn the Broadway star left last month after failing to abide by a “competition production agreement”.

“Having the opportunity to be a judge on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ is a huge honor for me. Therefore, I regret to inform you that I will be leaving the show,” said Morrie, who has been married to Renee Puente since 2014. Sen told Us Weekly in a May 27 statement.

“After filming the auditions for the show and completing the selection of the 12 finalists, I did not follow the competition production protocol that prevented me from judging the competition fairly. I cannot apologize to everyone involved, I will be watching with everyone I know One of the best seasons ever.”

Matthew Morrison, Stephen Boss, Cat Deeley and JoJo Siwa on
Morrison joined JoJo Siwa and Stephen “tWitch” Boss on the jury panel for season 17, hosted by Cat Deeley.

However, People magazine later reported that Morrison was fired for having an “inappropriate relationship” with a female contestant.

“They didn’t have sex, but he contacted her through flirtatious direct messages on social media,” a source claimed to the outlet, stressing that the two “never met.”

“She was uncomfortable with his comments and went to the producers and they got Fox involved. After they did their own investigation, he was fired.”

Page Six has reached out to Morrison and Fox for comment.


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