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Tabloid apologies to Clooney

A British newspaper has bowed to George Clooney's attack on the publication for false reports about his fiancee's family.

The actor had a statement published in USA Today that criticised a Daily Mail story which suggested his future mother-in-law was opposed to his upcoming marriage to Amal Alamuddin because of religious beliefs.

Clooney branded the claims "completely fabricated" and accused the Daily Mail of "inciting violence" by exploiting "religious differences where none exist".

Clooney and his fiancee have now won an apology from the publication.

A statement from Daily Mail bosses reads: "The MailOnline story was not a fabrication but supplied in good faith by a reputable and trusted freelance journalist . . . we only became aware of Mr Clooney's concerns this morning (Wednesday).

"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."

Clooney is expected to wed the human- rights lawyer in Italy in September.

The West Australian

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