The Dark Knight’s Joseph Gordon-Levitt is upset over a recent GQ interview where the mag tainted the memory of his late brother Dan who passed away back in 2010. The Gordon-Levitt family has always remained quiet about his death until now. “I don’t like publicly speaking about my brother’s death, but I’m making an exception to correct this irresponsible claim,” the actor stated.
According to the former Third Rock from the Sun performer, his family is upset over the article written by GQ staffer Amy Wallace that alleges his brother died of a drug overdose.
The actor, who penned an open letter, called Wallace’s speculation “factually incorrect.” Adding, “”I’m writing this because I have a problem with what their article says about my brother. I’ll be honest, it really made me feel terrible.”
He also points out that Wallace used “the word ‘alleged’.” A loophole that “technically allows the writer to say whatever she wants,” he notes. “The ‘allegations’ to which she must be referring were made by a handful of gossip websites.”
Prior to the interview Joseph requested that they not touch too heavily on the sad topic, with plenty to speak about when you think about the star’s lengthy resume and experiences. But the outlet couldn’t contain themselves. “By the way, while I asked the writer not to dwell on how he died, I did say quite a bit about how he lived, and how much he means to me,” he revealed.
GQ has since refused to apologize for the incident in a statement that was released Wednesday. “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.”
Tell us what you think. Did GQ go too far by prying into the actor’s private life and family matters?
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