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Matthew Settle: Taylor Momsen Is Not Banned From 'Gossip Girl'

November 26, 2010 (3:11 am) GMT
The reason she is going for an indefinite hiatus is her music career with The Pretty Reckless which is taking off.

"" star gets another backup from her co-star regarding the rumor that she is banned from the set due to unprofessionalism. who plays her on-screen dad Rufus Humphrey revealed that Momsen is sidelined because she wants to concentrate on her band .

"[Saying she's banned is] a severe way of putting it," Settle told ITV's This Morning. "I don't think she's been banned from the set, I think she's off doing her own thing, creating her own music - she's very good at music."

It was reported earlier this week that Momsen is benched for some episodes beginning the midseason finale on December 6. Although a regular, the 17-year-old has only appeared in a total of three episodes this season.

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