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George Clooney isn't one to forgive easily.
The 53-year-old, two-time Academy Award winner wrote an op-ed slamming the Daily Mail for publishing an article claiming that his future mother-in-law is opposed to his upcoming marriage to human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin due to her religious beliefs. The British publication apologized, but said the "story was not a fabrication but supplied in good faith by a reputable and trusted freelance journalist." The Daily Mail also removed the article from its website and vowed to investigate further.
Clooney fired off a second op-ed, via USA Today, just after midnight Friday.
"There is one constant when a person or company is caught doing something wrong. The coverup is always worse," he wrote. "In this case, the Daily Mail has printed an apology for insinuating religious tensions where there are none. In the apology, managing editor Charles Garside claims that the article was 'not a fabrication,' but 'based the story on conversations with senior members of the Lebanese community.' The problem is that none of that is true. The original story never cites that source, but instead goes out of its way to insist on four different occasions that 'a family friend' spoke directly to the Mail. A 'family friend' was the source. So either they were lying originally or they're lying now."