George Clooney Rails on Tabloid Marriage Conflict story is a LIE!

7/9/2014 6:35 AM PDT

George Clooney Rails on Tabloid -- Marriage Conflict Story is a LIE!

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George Clooney
is going nuclear on The Daily Mail, claiming it flat out made up a story about his fiancee's mother objecting to their wedding on religious grounds.

George is especially pissed off about the line in the story that Amal's mom told half of Beruit that if she married someone outside the Druze religion she could be excommunicated. The story also referenced reports that such brides sometimes end up dead.

Clooney starts off by saying Amal's mom is NOT Druze.  And more fundamentally, she's not against the marriage.

Clooney didn't stop with the specific story.  He went on to accuse The Daily Mail of habitually lying, saying "If they fabricate stories of Amal being pregnant, or that the marriage will take place on the set of Downton Abbey, or that I'm running for office, or any number of idiotic stories that they sit at their computers and invent, I don't care."

He clearly cares a little.

The Daily Mail has removed the article and apologized. They say they have launched an investigation into the matter.