George Clooney Doesn't Accept Daily Mail Apology For Publishing False Story About Fiancé's Mother

George Clooney rejected an apology from a British tabloid for publishing a false story.

On Friday (July 11th), the Hollywood star wrote a second op-ed for USA Today, stating that he doesn't accept the Daily Mail's apology for running a story about his fiancé's mother opposing their upcoming wedding, and their family's religious beliefs.

"There is one constant when a person or company is caught doing something wrong. The coverup is always worse," Clooney wrote.

"In this case, the Daily Mail has printed an apology for insinuating religious tensions where there are none. In the apology, managing editor Charles Garside claims that the article was 'not a fabrication,' but "based the story on conversations with senior members of the Lebanese community," he continued.

Adding, "The problem is that none of that is true."

"The original story never cites that source, but instead goes out of its way to insist on four different occasions that 'a family friend' spoke directly to the Mail. A 'family friend' was the source. So either they were lying originally or they're lying now."

The Daily Mail published an article that stated Amal Alamuddin's mother didn't agree with the upcoming wedding because she didn't want her daughter to tie the knot with someone not in the Druze religion.

However, Baria Alamuddin is not part of any religion, according to Clooney, and reiterates that she has never opposed their nuptials.

The newspaper issued an apology to Clooney on Wednesday (July 9th), saying that the story was "supplied in good faith by a reputable and trusted freelance journalist."

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"We accept Mr. Clooney's assurance that the story is inaccurate and we apologize to him, Miss Amal Alamuddin and her mother, Baria, for any distress caused," the statement continued.

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The Daily Mail also removed the article off its website.

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Clooney is expected to marry the British lawyer later this year


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