On Friday, May 22, and Saturday, May 23, Hilary Duff found herself trending on Twitter. However, she was trending for the most bizarre and slanderous reasons.
Many users on the social media platform accused the Lizzie McGuire alum of partaking in sex trafficking after she shared an Instagram Story of her kids’ photos. It’s important to know that there has been no evidence of these claims against Duff.
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What sparked these defamatory allegations was from a video Duff shared to her Instagram Story, which has now been deleted. In the clip, the actress showed a picture of her son – 8-year-old Luca Cruz – laying down nude. However, she covered up his body parts in the video.
“Someone pointed out on Instagram that I did a nude of him, which I did, so we covered that up with sticker,” Duff said in her clip, which was captured by a Twitter user.
Since she found herself becoming a trending topic, Duff responded to the accusations and shut down the trolls on Twitter.
“Everyone bored af right now I know..but this is actually disgusting…..,” Duff began her tweet on Saturday morning. “Whoever dreamed this one up and put this garbage into the universe should take a break from their damn phone. Maybe get a hobby.”
Additionally, Duff’s rep issued a statement to E! News over the false and defamatory allegations made against her on Twitter.
“Let me say this in the strongest terms, this is all a fabricated disgusting internet lie, created and perpetuated by trolls and idiots. Hilary’s own post this morning is all that needs to be said on the matter,” the statement read. “Everyone who knows Hilary is fully aware what an amazing mom she is and that requires no further comment. If only people with this much time on their hands used their energy to solve real problems in the world.”
Everyone bored af right now I know..but this is actually disgusting….. whoever dreamed this one up and put this garbage into the universe should take a break from their damn phone. Maybe get a hobby
— Hilary Duff (@HilaryDuff) May 23, 2020