Actor Zachary Israel “Zach” Braff on Wednesday said a coming out statement on his website was fake.
The 36-year-old Braff is best known for his portrayal of Dr. John “J.D.” Dorian on the NBC sitcom Scrubs, a role which has earned him critical acclaim, including an Emmy and three Golden Globe nominations.
Braff said he had been “hiding this secret inside me for too long” and “The human mind can only bare so much before it explodes in emotions” in the coming out statement published on his website.
“I am excited and proud to announce that I am an open member of the homosexual community,” the statement read. “This is not news to those closest to me, and I honor that they have kept it a secret for such a long time.”
Braff's representative told celebrity gossip website TMZ.com that the posting was fake: “He was hacked … that site has been down since 2006.”
In a Facebook post, Braff denied he was gay: “My old website got hacked. Someone issued a 'coming out' statement on my behalf. I'm still straight and in love with my girlfriend. But not too straight; I still love musicals, brunch and Doogie Howser.”
The star of Doogie Howser, Neil Patrick Harris, is openly gay.
Source: On Top Magazine