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Saturday 21 October 2017

The Mail Online website has apologised to George Clooney after he accused it of printing an inaccurate story about his forthcoming marriage.

The Mail Online website has apologised to George Clooney after he accused it of printing an inaccurate story about his forthcoming marriage.

The story, which said his future mother-in-law opposed the wedding for religious reasons, was published on the website on Monday but has since been removed.

Clooney, who is engaged to Beirut-born lawyer Amal Alamuddin, said the story was "completely fabricated", exploited "religious differences where none exist" and was "at the very least negligent".

A Mail Online spokesman said the story had been "supplied in good faith" but they accepted "Mr Clooney's assurance that the 
story is inaccurate" and had "launched a full investigation" into what happened.

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The spokesman added: "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."

Beirut-born Ms Alamuddin (36) is a member of Doughty Street Chambers in London, having joined 
in 2010 to complete 
her pupillage.

The Oxford-educated barrister, who has represented WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, has been described as a "passionate defender of human rights".

Clooney, who shot to fame playing Dr Doug Ross in medical drama ER, and starred in the film Gravity, was previously married to actress Talia Balsam. The actor had said that he would never marry again, although he has dated a string of women, including Lisa Snowdon and Stacy Keibler.

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