One of these days, The Daily Mail will learn:
You do NOT mess with George Clooney.
Last week, the British newspaper ran a story in which it said the mother of Amal Alamuddin (Baria Alamuddin) was Druze and, therefore, took religious exception to her daughter marrying the actor.
Clooney responded with a scathing Op-Ed in USA Today in which slammed the rumor not only as false, but as "dangerous."
From there, The Daily Mail issued an apology and deleted the story from its website, claiming it was NOT fabricated and that it came from to them from "a reputable and trusted freelance journalist."
What does Clooney have to say in response? Settle in, folks. This is good...
"The original story never cites that source, but instead goes out of its way to insist on four different occasions that 'a family friend' spoke directly to the Mail," Clooney wrote in USA Today again. "So either they were lying originally or they're lying now."
Clooney then uses research to prove that the newspaper was well aware of this lie prior to publishing it.
"In an article dated April 28, 2014, reporter Richard Spillett writes in the Mail that 'Ramzi, (Amal's father), married outside the Druze faith,' and a family friend said that 'Baria, (Amal's mom), is not Druze.' The Mail knew the story in question was false and printed it anyway."
Somewhere, Daily Mail editors are combing through a dictionary, wondering what this research thing means.
"What separates this from all the ridiculous things the Mail makes up is that now, by their own admission, it can be proved to be a lie. In fact, a premeditated lie," Clooney wrote.
The multiple-time Oscar nominee than brought his rebuke home in style:
"So 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. One that makes up its facts to the detriment of its readers and to all the publications that blindly reprint them."
GEORGE CLOONEY 2, THE DAILY MAIL 0.