In a note published on the magazine's website today, Us Weekly claims the alleged interview was "conducted by an independent freelance journalist" and, though the reporter does not deny the interview took place, they have not been able to confirm his account:
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.
Us Weekly has retracted the story and removed it completely from its website. The retraction notice ends, "We sincerely apologize to Ms. Jenner and her family."
Here's hoping the Kardashians accept Us Weekly's apology, so each entity may continue to live.
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