George Clooney Talks Daily Mail Dispute

By: Ellisha Rader Mannering - July 27, 2014

Most celebrities would agree that tabloid authors are out to make money, not report the truth. While some publications try to only present the facts, there are those who just want a good story and who manipulate words and rumors to make the story and tabloid sales better.

George Clooney recently called out the Daily Mail after they published an article about Clooney’s fiancé and future mother-in-law. The article claimed to be accurate, but Clooney claims that every word was a lie.

“I would sit with my friends and we’d just go, ‘So they just sat at a computer and just went, ‘OK, this is what I’m gonna say today.”… You just laugh, and let it go. I’m used to it after all these years. But the thing that bothers me is how much the Daily Mail is now bleeding into American press and becoming a source for some pretty legitimate newspapers,” Clooney said.

After Clooney’s complaint, the Daily Mail removed the article from their website and posted a rebuttal saying,

“We accept Mr. Clooney’s assurance that the story is inaccurate and we apologize to him, Miss Amal Alamuddin and her mother, Baria, for any distress caused.”

Clooney however refused to accept the tabloid’s apology and claimed that the author of the article knew it was untrue when it was written. He went on to say,

“Every day they write things that aren’t true, but every once in a while they write something that is actually dangerous to your family,” Clooney said. “And that’s the one you pick.”

Clooney said that he has been the victim of tabloid lies before but none as damaging or as frustrating as the one created by the Daily Mail. He plans to speak out more often against tabloids and false reports.

What do you think of Clooney’s feelings about the article?

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  • Johnross1968

    You Go George.

  • Tara Tari

    Although It’s going to be a full time task to fight cock roaches! but it feels good to see one gets a punch now and then…Thanks Mr. Clooney.

  • Niki B.

    I’ve been following this news since the beginning. I’m sure many have. So I’m just leaving this comment to let George knows that many of us who’ve been given up on media for a while now are cheering him up! I feel celebrities have better chance to stand up aginst tabloids trash. These “;;;xxx!!!” insects are manupilative and have grown to full extend.Many believe our culture as of society is at its lowest because of them. I hope what George has started here could continue and open path for more fights against paparazzi trashy tabloids. It aint funny no more!