Actor George Clooney has made it clear that he did not give an interview with Hello! magazine in a new statement released on April 1.

HELLO! MAGAZINE FABRICATES INTERVIEW WITH GEORGE CLOONEY

In the statement from the actor, Clooney states: “Hello Magazine has printed an ‘EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW’ with me that has been widely picked up and reprinted. Outlets like Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, The Sun, and The Evening Standard have all printed my exclusive interview and credited Hello Magazine. The problem is that I have not given an interview to Hello Magazine and the quotes attributed to me are not accurate,” reports the New York Post.

Clooney continued, “In my experience, being misquoted is not unusual but to have an ‘exclusive interview’ completely fabricated is something new. And a very disturbing trend.”

After the statement was released, the magazine took down the interview. The supposed interview centered on how Clooney was able to maintain his relationship with his wife, Amal.

The magazine held up their claim that the interview was real but after the statement was released, the magazine released a new statement.

“HELLO! Group has established that the interview it bought from the Famous agency had, in fact, been culled together from a series of interviews that took place over a period of time, and many of the quotes attributed to Mr Clooney were never made by him.”

“HELLO! Group bought the material in good faith from a trusted independent agent, who assured us it was an authentic one-to-one interview with Mr Clooney, which we now accept was not the case. We are shocked and disappointed to discover that the representations that were made to the HELLO! Group at the time of purchase of the material were not, in fact, true,” stated the publication. “We apologize unreservedly to Mr Clooney and his wife Amal for any distress that publication of this piece may have caused them and further apologize for conveying the impression that he had given an exclusive interview to HELLO!”

Read more about: