Katherine Heigl addressed critics and fans on the accusations of her being "rude" and "hard to work with."

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Heigl sat down on The Meredith Vieira Show on Monday to discuss some recent rumors about her personality and professionalism.

When the topic of these rumors came up on the show, Heigl listened carefully and responded thoughtfully. Pausing before she began to address the question on her being rude, she said: "I've heard that too—and I'm not. I've been saying I don't think I am, but I know I'm not. I'm not a rude or unkind person."

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Heigl then expanded on her statement by adding, "I would never go out of my way or consciously try to hurt anyone's feelings or make them feel bad or uncomfortable or not be professional."

When it comes to Heigl, these rumors are nothing new and stem from a line of controversial comments made by the actress over the years. According to New York Post, she remarked to Vanity Fair in 2008 that her movie, Knocked Up was somewhat sexist. That same year she withdrew her name from Emmy consideration for Grey's Anatomy, saying she didn't think she had been given writing worthy of awards consideration.

When offered a part in the 2010 romantic comedy, Valentine's Day, critics claimed she demanded too high of a salary by requesting $3 million, New York Post reported.

Are the rumours true or is Heigl just a victim of baseless gossip?