George Clooney is rarely seen speaking about his personal life, however, whenever he does, it usually gets observed. The Mail Online apologized and removed a recent article regarding his future mother-in-law after Clooney declared the piece as “completely fabricated.”
Earlier this week, the piece, which was picked up by different outlets accused that Baria Alamuddin was against the upcoming marriage of Clooney with her daughter Amal Alamuddin for some religious purposes.
In a personal statement issued by USA Today, the Oscar winner summed up some key points. The 53 year old actor said, “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.”
Amal Alamuddin, who was born in Lebanon, is a human rights lawyer in London. According to Associated Press, her father belongs to a Druze family. However, Clooney said that her mother, who is a journalist, does not belong to that religion. Moreover, he said that she also has not visited Beirut since the actor and her daughter started dating.
Clooney, who first noticed that he regularly disregards tabloids’ “idiotic stories” that might possibly be assembled, but are basically harmless, said, “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.” However, this one was different.
On Wednesday, the Daily Mail tabloid’s website, while answering Clooney in a statement issued via the AP, said, “We accept Mr. Clooney’s assurance that the story is inaccurate.”
Since then, many websites have removed those stories from their official websites, or have else updated them with the statement of Clooney.
Furthermore, earlier, on Tuesday, the New York Daily News had confused the report of Mail Online after it published a photograph of Baria Alamuddin, which showed her having a grand old time with George’s mom, Nina Clooney, during a shopping visit in Lake Como, Italy. Moreover, the actor, who also owns a house in Lake Como, proposed Amal Alamuddin this year in April.
On Wednesday, the Mail Online said that it would be “contacting Mr. Clooney’s representatives to discuss giving him the opportunity to set the record straight.”