Clooney rejects the apology from Daily Mail for printing a false statement about the actor and his future mother-in-law’s religious differences. Clooney says that the publication knew what they were printing was untrue and printed it anyway:
What separates this from all of 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. 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.
Jolie takes legal action against the Daily Mail over a video of her from the 1990’s that they published online. The newspaper claims the 16-minute video, originally published by The National Enquirer, shows Jolie when she was a heroin user. According to an article published in Daily Mail on July 8, 2014, the video was taken by Franklin Meyer. Meyer claims he was Jolie’s drug dealer when she lived in New York. Although Jolie has discussed her drug problems with reporters in the past, the Times reports that she views the Daily Mail‘s publication of the video as a “gross violation of her privacy.”
Convicted drug dealer, Frank Meyer, claims he shot a 16-minute video with Jolie’s consent while he was delivering cocaine and heroin to her in the 1990s. The video was first given to The National Enquirer. Meyer tells the paper:
Angie was a client of mine for several years. I sold her heroin and cocaine. One day she called me up and wanted me to drop by her place. That was her way of telling me she wanted me to bring her drugs. At the time, I had just bought a video camera and decided to bring it along. When I arrived, I just gave her the drugs and then she gave me the money.