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Victoria Justice: 'I never bullied co-star Ariana Grande'

Actress/singer Victoria Justice is keen to move past reports suggesting she bullied Victorious co-star Ariana Grande on the set of the hit teen series.

The young star reveals a miscommunication during a Seventeen magazine interview left fans convinced Justice made her castmate's life a living hell when they worked together - and despite explanations, Grande's devotees have refused to think otherwise.


During an appearance on The Meredith Vieira Show on Thursday (29Jan15), Justice offered to set the story straight once and for all, telling the host, "There was an article in Seventeen magazine where she (Grande) had said that she was bullied on set and the magazine basically alluded to it being me.


"Once the article came out, actually before it came out, she texted me privately and said, 'Oh my gosh, I am so sorry... I was not talking about you, obviously. I was talking about someone on Broadway that I had worked with'. But once it got out there, everyone thought that I was this bully and that I was mean to her, which couldn't be further from the truth.


"Sure we've had our differences, but at the end of the day, everyone in the cast of Victorious was a family and I love and respect all of them... It was just this ongoing thing.


"Hopefully now that she's talked about it and I've talked about it, and there's no feud, we can put this behind us now and we can practise what Frozen preaches my friends, and let it go."