After a series of open letters that were posted on Instagram earlier this week claiming that Lark Voorhies has been suffering with lupus since 2007, a rep for her has denied it, saying that the actress does not in fact have the disease nor an Instagram account.
“Lark has never been diagnosed with lupus. It’s upsetting her that people are coming out about it,” the rep told PEOPLE exclusively after the fake Instagram post was blasted on the Internet. “She doesn’t want to be perceived as someone faking an illness.”
Apparently, the Instagram account where the post was uploaded was someone who was claiming to be the actress. In the allegedly fake open letter, the person describes lupus as an uninvited thief and expresses distaste towards disease, saying it has made her very insecure.
The rep also disclosed that “somebody has hacked her Twitter account to the point she is shutting it down.” “There are several unverified Instagram accounts that are not hers,” the rep added.