Angelina Jolie 'to sue Daily Mail over drugs video'

The actress, pictured with her husband Brad Pitt, claims publishing the video was a 'gross violation of privacy.' Credit: PA

Angelina Jolie is to sue the Daily Mail after it published a video online which claims to show her addicted to heroin during the 1990s, according to The Times (£).

The 16-minute footage, said to have been shot when she was in her early twenties, was allegedly filmed by Franklin Meyer, who claims to have been her drug dealer when she was living in New York.

In it the actress walks around her apartment on her phone allegedly talking to her actor father Jon Voight about her brother James and her late mother Marcheline Bertrand.

The Maleficent star has been open about her drug-taking past but is said to believe the publication of the video is a "gross violation of her privacy."

And journalists in the US claim the video is "ancient history" and that "pictures like this have been floating around for years."

George Clooney received an apology from the Daily Mail newspaper. Credit: Reuters

Mail Online was forced to apologise to actor George Clooney for an article it published about his future mother-in-law on Tuesday.

In it, the Mail claimed Amal Alamuddin's mother was opposed to their upcoming nuptials for religious reasons and allegedly claimed her daughter "could 'do better."

But the Gravity star said it was "completely fabricated" and was so angered by it he felt compelled to respond in a US newspaper.

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