George Clooney won't accept apology, and is he involving Jolie?

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Clooney Won't Accept Apology, And Is He Involving Jolie?

Apparently Clooney won't quit. The actor says an apology he got from the Daily Mail is basically garbage, and is he getting an A-list actress pal on board too? Friday, Clooney again spoke out to USA Today, saying he wouldn't accept the Daily Mail's apology because it is a lie.

It all started Wednesday, when the actor told USA Today an article the Mail had published about his fiance's mother objecting to their union was made up. He said the Mail made false and dangerous claims about her religious beliefs.


George Clooney won't accept apology, and is he involving Jolie?
FLORENCE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 07: Lior Suchard (R) performs magic for Amal Alamuddin, George Clooney, and Veronica Berti during the Celebrity Fight Night gala celebrating Celebrity Fight Night In Italy benefitting The Andrea Bocelli Foundation and The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center on September 7, 2014 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
FLORENCE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 07: George Clooney (R) and fiance Amal Alamuddin attend the Celebrity Fight Night gala celebrating Celebrity Fight Night In Italy benefitting The Andrea Bocelli Foundation and The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center on September 7, 2014 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
FLORENCE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 07: George Clooney (R) and Amal Alamuddin attend the Celebrity Fight Night gala celebrating Celebrity Fight Night In Italy benefitting The Andrea Bocelli Foundation and The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center on September , 2014 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
FLORENCE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 07: George Clooney (R) and Amal Alamuddin attend the Celebrity Fight Night gala celebrating Celebrity Fight Night In Italy benefitting The Andrea Bocelli Foundation and The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center on September 7, 2014 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
FLORENCE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 06: George Clooney (R) and fiance Amal Alamuddin attend the Celebrity Fight Night gala celebrating Celebrity Fight Night In Italy benefitting The Andrea Bocelli Foundation and The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center on September 7, 2014 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
George Clooney and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin arrive for the "Celebrity Fight Night" foundation gala dinner, in Florence, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Francesco Bellini)
George Clooney and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin arrive for the "Celebrity Fight Night" foundation gala dinner, in Florence, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Francesco Bellini)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 12: Amal Alamuddin attends the Global Summit to end Sexual Violence in Conflict at ExCel on June 12, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 09: George Clooney attends 'Che Tempo Che Fa' TV Show on February 9, 2014 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 24: Amal Alamuddin leaving Berners Tavern restaurant on October 24, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/FilmMagic)
PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 12: George Clooney attends 'Monuments Men' Paris premiere at Cinema UGC Normandie on February 12, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julien Hekimian/WireImage)
Lawyer Amal Alamuddin is pictured during a press conference in London on November 5, 2012. The British law firm that employs George Clooney's girlfriend Amal Alamuddin confirmed on Monday April 28, 2014, that the couple were engaged and offered its congratulations. AFP PHOTO/JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 08: George Clooney attends 'The Monuments Men' Premiere - Audi during The 64th Berlinale International Film Festival at Berlinale Palast on February 08, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images for Audi)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 19: Amal Alamuddin is seen outside her hotel on March 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 12: Amal Alamuddin attends the Global Summit to end Sexual Violence in Conflict at ExCel on June 12, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 08: Actor George Clooney attends 'The Monuments Men' premiere during 64th Berlinale International Film Festival at Berlinale Palast on February 8, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Anita Bugge/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 08: George Clooney attends 'The Monuments Men' premiere during 64th Berlinale International Film Festival at Berlinale Palast on February 8, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
In this Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 file photo George Clooney and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin pose for photographers as they arrive for the "Celebrity Fight Night" foundation gala dinner, in Florence, Italy. George Clooney says he will marry his fiancee in Venice, one of the world's most romantic backdrops. The heartthrob actor revealed that he will marry human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in the lagoon city in a couple of weeks. His publicist, Stan Rosenfield, said Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 Clooney revealed the venue but not the exact wedding date during at a star-studded benefit evening in Florence on Sunday. (AP Photo/Francesco Bellini)
FLORENCE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 07: George Clooney (R) and Amal Alamuddin attend the Celebrity Fight Night gala celebrating Celebrity Fight Night In Italy benefitting The Andrea Bocelli Foundation and The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center on September 7, 2014 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)
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The MailOnline said sorry, but added, "​The story was not a fabrication but supplied in good faith by a reputable and trusted freelance journalist."


And that's what Clooney takes issue with - his new statement points to reporting in the Mail from earlier this year about his future mother-in-law's religion that directly contradicts their latest story. Basically, he's saying they knew their story from this week was fabricated, they printed it anyway, and they're lying about lying.

And now, according to The Times, another A-lister is attacking the Daily Mail. The Times says Angelina Jolie is taking steps to sue the Mail for publishing a video of her taken in 1999, allegedly by her then-drug dealer.


The Times' headline is that she's following "Clooney's lead." But Clooney hasn't given any indication he'll sue the Mail, and Jolie hasn't confirmed the Times' report. Jolie and fiance Brad Pitt are close with Clooney. Pitt and Clooney have worked together often, most notably on the "Ocean's Eleven" movies.


Anyway, it's rare, though not unheard of, for celebrities to sue tabloids. In 2013, Tom Cruise settled a case with Bauer Publishing. Its outlets had written about him allegedly abandoning his daughter Suri after his split from Katie Holmes.

But, libel suits can be difficult in court for celebrities - they have to prove not only that the story isn't true, but that the publisher either knew it wasn't true or didn't care. And headline-making lawsuits sometimes simply feed a story more. As for the Daily Mail, it has not yet responded to...Clooney's response.

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