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George Clooney says Daily Mail is 'worst kind of tabloid'

George Clooney has described the Daily Mail as the "worst kind of tabloid", as he rejected the Mail Online's apology for a story about his upcoming marriage.

The Mail Online apologised to the actor after publishing an article claiming his fiancee's mother opposed their marriage on religious grounds.

George Clooney has criticised the Daily Mail after their apology. Credit: Reuters

Clooney said the Mail's claim that the original story was "not a fabrication" was not true, and that the paper was either "lying originally or they're lying now".

Writing in the USA Today, Clooney said: "I thank the Mail for its apology. Not that I would ever accept it, but because in doing so they've exposed themselves as the worst kind of tabloid.

"One that makes up its facts to the detriment of its readers and to all the publications that blindly reprint them."

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Mail Online apologises to George Clooney

George Clooney received an apology from the Mail Online. Credit: PA/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Mail Online website has apologised to George Clooney and promised a full investigation into a story that claimed his fiance's mother did not approve of his upcoming marriage.

In a statement they said: "The MailOnline story was not a fabrication but supplied in good faith by a reputable and trusted freelance journalist."

They added: "We only became aware of Mr Clooney’s concerns this morning and have launched a full investigation. 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."

In an earlier article for the USA Today newspaper, the Gravity star accused the Daily Mail newspaper of printing a "completely fabricated" story about his fiance's mother opposing their forthcoming marriage for religious reasons.

Ex-PIE chair 'confident Harman was aware of situation'

Former Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) chairman Tom O'Carroll told ITV News he is "confident" Harriet Harman was aware the group was represented on a gay rights sub-committee in the late 1970s.

O'Carroll told UK Editor Lucy Manning he did not think Harman had any involvement with PIE "directly or indirectly", adding, "except through her knowledge of the fact that the organisation had a presence within the NCCL" sub-committee.

He said: "She presumably knew that we were affiliated with the NCCL and must have known, I think, that a representative of PIE - for a long time that was myself while she was there - was on the gay rights sub-committee.

"She must of known that, I am confident, because she had regular discussions with her staff, including the person who presided over the gay rights sub-committee, and that person would have talked to her about the proceedings of the committee from time-to-time I'm sure".

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