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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Lashes Out at GQ Magazine

The ‘Dark Knight’ actor is upset with the magazine over incorrect information published about his deceased brother.

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: July 17th, 2012 in Culture » Society » News

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Lashes Out at GQ Magazine

Joseph Gordon-Levitt covers this month’s issue of GQ, but after reading the printed article, he has called the magazine “irresponsible” and expresses that he feels terrible.

In a message posted on his website, Gordon-Levitt writes:

"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. Here’s a quote:

…the elder Gordon-Levitt died of an alleged drug overdose in 2010. “It was an accident” is all Joe will say about that.’"

"The 'allegations' to which [the writer] 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," he continues

I don’t like publicly speaking about my brother’s death, but I’m making an exception to correct this irresponsible claim."

"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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