Actress Emma Watson has denied claims that bullying drove her to take a break from a prestigious US university.
Media reports had said students at Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island, had teased her about her role as Hermione in the Harry Potter films.
But in a statement on her website, Miss Watson, 21, said: "I have never been bullied in my life."
She said she did not know what she wanted to do after September, but would focus on acting for the time being.
She had enrolled at Brown in September 2009, initially to study literature.
Reports had alleged that students said "10 points to Gryffindor" – a reference to a house at Hogwarts, the school for wizards in the Harry Potter films – when Miss Watson correctly answered a question in class.
Miss Watson said: "I felt the need to let you all know the reason I took a semester off from Brown had nothing to do with bullying as the media have been suggesting recently.
“Start QuotePlease don’t try and speculate about what I might do in September – no-one can possibly know because I don’t even know yet!”
End QuoteEmma WatsonActress"I have never been bullied in my life and certainly never at Brown. This '10 points to Gryffindor' incident never even happened.