US journal Self-importance Truthful says it’s standing by an interview with Hollywood star Angelina Jolie which she has claimed misreported her.
The actress-director attracted criticism over her description of the casting course of for her movie concerning the Khmer Rouge.
She described how administrators had performed a recreation which concerned giving cash to poor youngsters then taking it away.
Jolie has fiercely denied playing tricks on the kids.
She mentioned this week that “each measure was taken to make sure the security, consolation and well-being of the kids” and that the report was “upsetting”.
The movie, First They Killed My Father, was directed by Jolie and relies on a true-life account of a survivor of the Khmer Rouge genocide. It’s instructed by means of the eyes of a kid.
In a statement on Thursday, Self-importance Truthful mentioned it had been contacted by Jolie’s lawyer who accused the interviewer, contributing editor Evgenia Peretz, of “mistakenly” reporting concerning the audition.
The journal mentioned it was requested to take away the paragraph describing the casting course of from Peretz’s report on-line, and run an apology and assertion saying that the kids weren’t tricked.
However Self-importance Truthful refused, saying it stood by Peretz’s story after reviewing audiotapes of the interview.
It additionally ran a piece of the interview’s transcript. In it, Jolie says that she was not on the auditions herself, however that the casting staff had instructed the kids “a digital camera’s arising and we need to play a recreation with you”.
“And the sport for that character was ‘We’ll put some cash on the desk. Consider one thing that you simply want that cash for.’ Generally it was cash, generally it was a cookie. [Laughter] ‘After which take it.” After which we’d catch them.”
Shortly after the unique report was printed, Jolie was accused on social media of manipulating and emotionally abusing the kids.
She responded earlier this week saying that “the suggestion that actual cash was taken from a toddler throughout an audition is fake and upsetting”.
She added it was “a fake train in an improvisation, from an precise scene within the movie”, which was “written about as if it was an actual state of affairs” within the journal’s report.
First They Killed My Father is Jolie’s directorial debut for streaming large Netflix.
Jolie instructed the BBC earlier this yr that she hoped the movie would assist Cambodians converse extra brazenly about their interval of trauma.