'Daily Mail' apologizes to George Clooney

'Daily Mail' apologizes to George Clooney

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George Clooney on Oct. 1, 2013.

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by Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY

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Posted on July 9, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Score one for George Clooney.

The actor slammed the Daily Mail for a "completely fabricated" story about fiancee Amal Alamuddin's mother being concerned about their marriage for religious reasons.

"If they fabricate stories of Amal being pregnant, or that the marriage will take place on the set of Downton Abbey, or that I'm running for office, or any number of idiotic stories that they sit at their computers and invent, I don't care. But this lie involves larger issues."

More: George Clooney's full statement 

On Wednesday morning, MailOnline took the story down and issued a statement, apologizing to the actor and saying it was "not a fabrication but supplied in good faith by a reputable and trusted freelance journalist."

The Mail has "launched a full investigation."

It went on to say, "However, we accept Mr. Clooney's assurance that the story is inaccurate and we apologise to him, Miss Amal Alamuddin and her mother, Baria, for any distress caused."

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