After George Clooney hit out against Daily Mail for "a completely fabricated story", which he claimed put his family at risk, the UK newspaper was forced to issue a public apology.
Earlier, in an editorial piece published in USA Today, Clooney blamed Daily Mail for inaccurate reporting. The actor stated that the report in the daily claimed his fiancee Amal Alamuddin's mother was a member of the Druze religion.
Clooney stressed that the daily joked about the traditions in the religion "that end up with the death of the bride".
"The irresponsibility, in this day and age, to exploit religious differences where none exist, is at the very least negligent and more appropriately dangerous," Clooney stated in the op-ed.
The 53-year-old lambasted the daily for using religion to incite hatred "for the sole reason of selling papers" and said it is "criminal".
Clooney and Alamuddin made their engagement public earlier in April. Alamuddin, a lawyer by profession, was born in Beirut, Lebanon but was raised in the UK.
In a crisply worded article, the actor claimed that he accepted the intrusion of the newspapers but putting his family in harms way was wrong.
"And when they put my family and my friends in harm's way, they cross far beyond just a laughable tabloid and into the arena of inciting violence," he pointed out.
The Daily Mail has taken off the offensive article and offered an apology to Clooney.
The story was written based on reliable information provided by sources with connections in Lebanese community in the UK and the Druze in Beirut, the daily's statement read.
It further stated that the daily has launched an investigation into the matter.
"We accept Mr Clooney's assurance that the story is inaccurate and we (apologize) to him, Miss Amal Alamuddin and her mother, Baria, for any distress caused," Today quoted the statement.