George Clooney has claimed that a recent cover interview with Hello! magazine was ‘fabricated’.
It was labeled an ‘exclusive’, however, the actor has said that he never gave the interview.
‘I have not given an interview to Hello Magazine and the quotes attributed to me are not accurate,’ he said in a statement issued on Friday.
‘In my experience, being misquoted is not unusual but to have an ‘exclusive interview’ completely fabricated is something new. And a very disturbing trend.’
The magazine had purchased the interview from an agency called Famous.
The article has since been removed from the website, and the magazine has issued an apology, explaining that the interview was bought from an agency.
‘HELLO! Magazine and the HELLO! Group are very dismayed by Mr George Clooney’s statement that an interview with him that was published by the HELLO! Group is not authentic.
‘The HELLO! Group bought the interview in good faith from a respectable independent agent, Famous, with whom it has dealt for many years and the agency and its writer were both credited at the end of the article in HELLO! Magazine as is customary. Purchase was on the unquestionable understanding that the interview and material were correct and accurate in all respects.’
The interview seemed to probe the actor on how he and his wife Amal make their long-distance marriage work.