George Clooney has dismissed an apology from Britain's Daily Mail over a story claiming his fiancée's mother opposed of their marriage and preferred daughter Amal Alamuddin marry within the Druze religion.
In a second statement to USA Today — the first was made earlier this week, in which George condemned the article — he said, "There is one constant when a person or company is caught doing something wrong. The coverup is always worse."
The Oscar winner continued, "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 Gravity star then gave an example of another Daily Mail article dated Apr. 28, 2014, which disputes the information written in the most recent one.
"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," George concluded. "One that makes up its facts to the detriment of its readers and to all the publications that blindly reprint them."