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LONDON TABLOID APOLOGIZES FOR CLOONEY ARTICLE

July 10, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In a rare apology, the London Daily Mail has expressed its regrets to George Clooney for an article in which it claimed that his fiancee’s mother objected to the upcoming marriage. Clooney had slammed the newspaper in an op-ed piece that appeared in USA Today in which he maintained that the article was a total fabrication and especially objected to a remark in the article that noted that Druze women are sometimes killed for marring outside the religion. (Clooney noted that neither his fiancee or her mother are members of the religion.) In a statement published on its website, the Daily Mail insisted that the story "was not a fabrication but supplied in good faith by a reputable and trusted freelance journalist." It said that it was launching a "full investigation" of the matter. "However, we accept Mr Clooney’s assurance that the story is inaccurate and we apologize … for any distressed caused," the newspaper said. "We have removed the article from our website and will be contacting Mr Clooney’s representatives to discuss giving him the opportunity to set the record straight."