The editors at GQ magazine are coming to RumorFix to defend an article in their latest issue about Dark Knight Rises star Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Earlier this week, the actor posted an entry on his blog slamming GQ for the way his brother’s death was broached in the magazine’s cover story on his life. Joseph claims that contrary to GQ’s report, his brother did not die from a drug overdose.
Editors at the men’s magazine just released this statement to RumorFix defending their article saying their facts are supported by the LA County Coroners’ Office.
“Because the writer, Amy Wallace, and her editors understood the pain Dan’s passing caused the Gordon-Levitt family, the story sought to be respectful—and brief—in the way it described his death, which GQ felt was a relevant fact in Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s biography. The story stated that Dan, 36, who was close to his brother and often collaborated with him, ‘died of an alleged drug overdose in 2010. ‘It was an accident’ is all Joe will say about that.’ “
The magazine stands by its reporting, the facts of which are fully supported — and have been confirmed in detail — by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.”
To read Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s original response, click here.
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