US Weekly Retracts Kendall Jenner Interview About Bruce Jenner's Transition
The publication says it has had trouble confirming the "veracity of this interview" after the reality star denied the quotes about her father.
US Weekly has retracted a story which quoted Kendall Jenner commenting on father Bruce Jenner's transition from a man to a woman.
The story was published Wednesday under the headline Kendall Jenner Breaks Silence on Bruce Jenner's Transition: "I Will Always Love My Dad," and purported to quote the reality star from an interview backstage at Saturday's Comedy Central roast of Justin Bieber taping.
After the story published, Kendall Jenner tweeted that she did not say the things quoted in the article, which included, "He's a wonderful man. And just because he's changing shoes now, so to speak, doesn't make him less wonderful. I will always love my dad, whether he's a man or a woman."
US Weekly retracted the story Thursday and deleted it from its website. It remains archived by Google's Wayback Machine.
"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," read the retraction. "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."
how is it legal for someone to "quote" someone and publish it if in fact you never said what was quoted.— Kendall Jenner (@KendallJenner) March 18, 2015
Shame on US Weekly for making up quotes. I NEVER said those things. I never spoke to them.— Kendall Jenner (@KendallJenner) March 18, 2015