Hollywood news reports that JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT slammed GQ for their “irresponsible” allegations about his late brother’s death in their July issue, which featured a cover profile of the actor.
Poor Joseph Gordon-Levitt had to be disappointed over the outcome of his interview for the July issue GQ. The “Dark Knight Rises” and “500 Days of Summer” star posed for their cover and even took the time to talk about his brother Dan, who died in 2010.
And how do they repay him?
By rehashing rumors about his brother’s controversial death spread by “a handful of gossip websites”—the magazine’s writer Amy Wallace described it as “an alleged drug overdose.”
The actor decided to set the record straight and speak up on his website, starting off with some acknowledgements:
"First of all, I'd like to thank both of the Jims and everyone else at GQ for putting me on the cover of their magazine this month. That kind of exposure is a huge help to all the work I love to do, and I'm deeply appreciative.”
Joe then went on to talk about the real issue, quoting what he found to be a problem with the article that made him feel terrible:
“…the elder Gordon-Levitt died of an alleged drug overdose in 2010. ’It was an accident’ is all Joe will say about that.”
“Using the word ‘alleged’ technically allows the writer to say whatever she wants. The ‘allegations’ to which she must be referring were made by a handful of gossip websites. They are factually incorrect according to the coroner's office and the police department. I don't like publicly speaking about my brother's death, but I'm making an exception to correct this irresponsible claim.”
The actor had nothing but good words about his late brother and it was clear how heartbroken he was about the article. He said resolutely:
“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. Dan was a brightly positive, genuinely caring, and brilliantly inspiring person, and I liked the idea of such a wide readership learning about him. My parents and I are disappointed with what the article chose to focus on regarding this sensitive subject."
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Photo Via GQ Magazine / Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s Tumblr