03.16.124:20 PM ET

Rep: Robert Downey Jr. Is Not Controversial Internet ‘Blind Item’ Commenter

Speculation has heated up that a prolific anonymous poster on a gossip site with apparent insider details on Hollywood call-girl rings and sexual assault is really Robert Downey Jr.—but his representative says 'of course it's not' him.

Is Robert Downey Jr. the anonymous blog commenter who’s been rocking the Internet chattering class with scandalous allegations about beloved Hollywood celebrities? Speculation came to a head last week about a frequent guest to the comments section of the gossip website Crazy Days and Nights identifying himself as “Himmmm” who dropped vividly detailed, insider-y blind items about a secret call-girl ring alleged to include Hayden Panettiere and Amanda Bynes. Citing a number of telltale clues, the website Jezebel was first to ponder Downey’s involvement, and from there it became a parlor game among celeb-loving netizens to prove his involvement. On Friday, while accusing Kirk Douglas of having brutally raped Natalie Wood decades ago, Himmmm seemed to all but out himself as the Oscar-nominated Iron Man star. But when asked point blank whether the anonymous commenter is in fact Downey, the star’s publicist, Alan Nierob, told The Daily Beast, “Of course it’s not.”