George Clooney has slammed The Daily Mail for posting a story claiming his fiancee's mother is objecting to their wedding due to religious beliefs.

In an article published on USA Today, Clooney wrote that according to the U.K. tabloid, "Amal's mother has been telling 'half of Beirut' that she's against the wedding. It says they joke about traditions in the Druze religion that end up with the death of the bride. Let me repeat that: the death of the bride." Clooney and Alamuddin, a London-based attorney who specializes in human rights cases, confirmed their engagement in April.

Clooney continued:
    "First of all, none of the story is factually true. Amal's mother is not Druze. She has not been to Beirut since Amal and I have been dating, and she is in no way against the marriage