Former Disney starlet Hilary Duff says she never told the media that she was a virgin, but they reported it anyway.
The "Lizzie McGwire" star turned to Maxim magazine to get her story straight. "I was quoted saying I was a virgin, but I absolutely did not say that. That's nobody's business but my own," offered Duff.
The original virginal quote was from an interview with Elle magazine in 2006, which said, "It's harder have a boyfriend who's older because people just assume. But [virginity] is definitely something I like about myself. It doesn't mean I haven't though about sex, because everyone I know has had it and you want to fit in."
A rep for Elle told the Daily News, "We stand by our story -- 100 percent."
Duff is currently dating 28-year-old New York Islanders center Mike Comrie. Hil has also been linked to singer Aaron Carter and Good Charlotte's Joel Madden, who is now with Nicole Richie.
Hilary Duff's full interview with Maxim is featured in the January issue -- on stands December 23.