Television actress Katherine Heigl did a Facebook chat with "fans" this weekend, and one brave soul asked, "I've heard rumors that your very rude. What's your thoughts?" The answer, according to Miss Heigl, is "I'm not rude."

Katie responded,

Yeah I've heard those too...honestly I don't think I am...nothing makes me more uncomfortable than confrontation or hurting someones feelings and I would never, ever actively do so on purpose. Of course just like any human being I've made mistakes and unwittingly or carelessly spoken or acted but I always try to make any wrong right. That doesn't mean I won't stand up for myself by drawing boundaries and asking to be treated kindly and respectfully but I don't do that with any rude or unkind intentions just with the same strength and honesty I think every one of us is entitled to .

Well, that's that. Where do these rumors come from, anyway? How do these silly things get started?

Last month, Heigl's old boss told The Hollywood Reporter that Heigl was rude. Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes said of her current Scandal cast:

I don't put up with bullshit or nasty people. I don't have time for it. There are no Heigls in this situation.

[Photo via Getty]