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Clooney rejects Daily Mail apology on marriage story

Published on Jul 11, 2014 10:25 PM
 

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Hollywood star George Clooney on Friday rejected an apology from Britain's Daily Mail over a story claiming his fiancee's mother opposes the couple's upcoming marriage, accusing the tabloid of cover-up.

The paper reported earlier this week that the US actor's soon-to-be Lebanese mother-in-law had been telling "half of Beirut" that she opposes the union between the heartthrob and her daughter Amal Alamuddin due to her supposed Druze faith.

The daily removed the piece from its widely read website and apologised following an initial protest by Clooney, who said it got many key facts wrong.

The publication however, maintained that its story was "not a fabrication, but supplied in good faith" by a reputable journalist.

Director and actor George Clooney arrives at Omega's dinner party in Shanghai on May 16, 2014. Clooney on Friday, July 11, 2014, rejected an apology from Britain's Daily Mail over a story claiming his fiancee's mother opposes the couple's upcoming marriage, accusing the tabloid of cover-up. -- PHOTO: AFP
 
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