The pressure is on them to acknowledge their mistake and apologize!
And, they've been proven as intentional liars!
According to a new Associated Press report, Entertainment Tonight reps were informed by the Brangelina camp that an impostor posing as Jolie's assistant falsely provided the celeb news show with information about the non-existent birth (yet) of the Wondertwins.
And yet E.T. went on to report the officially disputed news on air last Friday.
Furthermore, it contradicts the show's statement that claimed it first learned of an impostor from a letter from Jolie's attorney Monday — three days after the broadcast:
Entertainment Tonight takes this very seriously and is, of course, concerned that the show may have been victimized by someone allegedly posing as a member of Ms. Jolie's team. We are actively investigating the matter and are reaching out to law enforcement agencies.
- Last Friday morning, ET posted a story on its site and sent an e-mail alert to media outlets saying it had confirmed the birth of the Brangelina twins. The Associated Press picked up the report.
- ET did not name its source at the time. It later revealed that the report was based on e-mails from someone it thought was Jolie's assistant, Holly Goline.
- Shortly after the story was posted but several hours before the broadcast aired, Goline told ET that she was not the person who provided the news, according to an insider with direct knowledge of the conversation. That account was reportedly confirmed by another person close to Jolie.
- "ET was told before the broadcast on Friday that their information came from an impostor," said the second person. Both people spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment publicly.
- The people said there were several conversations Friday, by e-mail, text message and telephone, between Goline the Jolie assistant and ET.
- On Friday night, ET host Mary Hart said on the air, "Just this morning, a source who says she was inside the delivery room tells us yes, the babies were born and yes, mother and babies are fine." This is all after Jolie's assistant told the news source that an impostor provided the news mag with the info!!
- Later that night, the manager of Jolie's partner, Brad Pitt, told AP that the babies had not been born.
- The show said in a statement Wednesday that it first learned of an impostor from a letter from Jolie's attorney Monday — three days after the broadcast.
Hmm…smells like a lie to us!!
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