George Clooney - George Clooney Slams False Marriage Reports

George Clooney has written a column to blast reports suggesting his fiancee's mother is opposed to their marriage because of her religious beliefs.

The Ocean's Eleven star is usually tight-lipped about his private life but made an exception following the publication of an article which suggested Amal Alamuddin's Lebanese mum Baria is against the wedding because she wants the lawyer to marry into the Druze religion.

In the column, which was published in the USA Today newspaper on Wednesday (09Jul14), the actor publicly acknowledged his engagement for the first time while blasting the original story by Britain's Daily Mail.

Clooney writes, "I seldom respond to tabloids, unless it involves someone else and their safety or well being. The Daily Mail has printed a completely fabricated story about my fiancee's mother opposing our marriage for religious reasons. It says Amal's mother has been telling 'half of Beirut' that she's against the wedding. It says they joke about traditions in the Druze religion that end up with the death of the bride. Let me repeat that: the death of the bride.

"First of all, none of the story is factually true. Amal's mother is not Druze. She has not been to Beirut since Amal and I have been dating, and she is in no way against the marriage - but none of that is the issue.

"This lie involves larger issues. The irresponsibility, in this day and age, to exploit religious differences where none exist, is at the very least negligent and more appropriately dangerous. We have family members all over the world, and the idea that someone would inflame any part of that world for the sole reason of selling papers should be criminal... And when they put my family and my friends in harm's way, they cross far beyond just a laughable tabloid and into the arena of inciting violence."

Clooney and Alamuddin are reportedly set to wed in September (14).


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