“I did not try to ban Aviva from the event,” she told Celebuzz exclusively. “I would never do that because I did not want to make an issue out of our issues.”
How did the rumor start?
According to a report in the New York Daily News, Singer “went ballistic” after discovering her castmate would be at the same event — held at XL Nightclub on Tuesday — but Singer denies that.
“The truth is, I’ve been going to the GLAAD event for four years and I support it because it’s such a wonderful cause,” Singer said.
“They were very considerate and sent me an email giving me a heads up that Aviva was attending and wanted to make sure that was OK. Of course it was, and I thought it was very considerate. I thought, ‘I’ll deal with it.’”
Singer did, however, make a quick exit from the event — but says it had nothing to do with her co-star’s presence.
“I did tell them I had a prior commitment that night so I could only stay for a short time,” Singer said. “So they accommodated that and said I could walk the red carpet before her because I had to leave early.”
“The truth is, if we showed up at the same time we would be photographed together, and although I wish Aviva no ill will, I don’t exactly want to stand next to her given what has happened on the show,” Singer confessed.
“And I didn’t want the attention to distract from the event. The event was bigger than our issues,” she added. “I had a fabulous time.”