[UPDATE] Jessica Hart NOT Fired By Victoria's Secret After Dissing Taylor Swift

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By Jesselle Maminta | December 4, 2013 12:28 PM EST

Victoria's Secret denies earlier reports of firing model Jessica Hart after allegedly dissing Taylor Swift during an interview.

The lingerie brand's chief marketing officer, Ed Razek, issued a statement denying the supposed firing of one of their models as previously claimed by The New York Post.

'There is no truth to the rumors that Jessica Hart has been fired or that she will no longer work with the brand,' said Razek in a statement, adding, 'As you will see, she was a great part of our show and we look forward to continuing to work with her. As previously reported, we at Victoria's Secret and all those involved, including Jessica Hart, were thrilled to have Taylor be a part of the show. We look forward to sharing her performances next week during the television special.'

However, E! Online noted that Hart was nowhere in sight in the promo video released Monday where the Victoria's Secret angels are seen lip-syncing to Swift's 'I Knew You Were Trouble.'

During the after party of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show last November 13, Hart told Women's Wear Daily that the country singer does not cut it as a lingerie model.

'God bless her heart. I think she's great... But I don't know, to me, she didn't fit,' said Hart.

Yet five days later, the model who was also featured in Sports Illustrated tells Us Magazine that she adores Swift.

'I was so excited to be with her at the Victoria Secret Fashion Show... She is a true rock star and she absolutely killed it the other night,' stated Hart.

Furthermore, Hart's reps tells E! News that she was misinterpreted by the reporter who "caught her on her way into the Victoria's Secret afterparty" and that she "truly has nothing against Swift and happens to be a fan of the singer."

Rumors that Hart was allegedly fired from Victoria's Secret started when The New York Post reported that the company was 'furious' over Hart's statements against Swift. The report added that they would no longer be inviting her to upcoming fashion shows and would not be seen in the brand's catalogs.

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