Us Weekly has retracted and issued a formal apology for an alleged interview with Kendall Jenner they published yesterday.
The story made waves of headlines as Kendall was quoted as saying “I will always love my dad, whether’s he’s a man or a woman” in reference to Bruce Jenner’s transition. Shortly after the interview went live, Kendall took to Twitter to blast the publication and denied ever speaking to them.
Today, Us Weekly removed the interview and published the following:
In Wednesday, March 18, Us Weekly published on UsMagazine.com an interview with model and reality star Kendall Jenner entitled “Kendall Jenner Breaks Silence on Bruce Jenner’s Transition: ‘I Will Always Love My Dad.’” The interview was allegedly conducted by an independent freelance journalist at the Saturday, March 14, taping of Comedy Central’s roast of Justin Bieber in Los Angeles. When Ms. Jenner denied, via Twitter, that the interview took place, Us Weekly immediately reached out to the freelance reporter. He stood by the interview, and continues to maintain that the quotes are accurate. However, after attempting to reconfirm his account, editors of Us have concerns about the veracity of this interview and the circumstances under which it was obtained. We would like to retract the story entirely and have removed it from our website. We sincerely apologize to Ms. Jenner and her family.
You know Mama Kris & Jenner Communications doesn’t play around! We bet Us Weekly got a nice-nasty letter from their legal team.