Over the last year or two, actress Lark Voorhies has had to deal with a number of issues that have kept her in the news for all the wrong reasons. From speculation as to the state of her health, to dealing with the aftermath of a whirlwind marriage to a fan she met on Facebook, Voorhies hasn’t seemed able to catch a break.
Just recently, the 41-year-old former “Saved By the Bell” star revealed an entirely new issue that she’s had to deal with: bogus social media accounts.
Voorhies tells People magazine that she isn’t behind most of the popular accounts that bear her name.
“Once again I would like to reiterate that I do not have an Instagram account nor have I ever had one. The statements being made from [the Twitter account] @thelarkvoorhies are not coming from me,” Voorhies said. “The person or people committing this identity fraud are causing great distress to myself and my family. They are treating this like a sick joke.”
This past December, Voorhies had to issue a statement to counter the claim that she is suffering from the autoimmune disease lupus as announced on the fake Instagram account attributed to her.
“She doesn’t want to be perceived as someone faking an illness,” her rep said at the time.
“Any posting ending with ‘LV’ is not from me,” Voorhies says of the signature used at the end of each statement to notate it supposedly coming from her directly.
Voorhies maintains that the one and only social media account she uses is her Facebook page.