Neon, a German magazine, has issued an apology to Beyonce (before she sued them) for running an article that claimed her and Jay-Z have a "marriage contract" plus that the singer has problems with white producers. The printed apology from Neon Magazine reads…
We do have serious doubts in the truth of many statements of the interview of Ms. Beyonce Knowles published in Neon, Issue January/2010.
The article was written by freelancer Ingo Mocek. The editors-in-chief have confronted Ingo Mocek with these doubts. Ingo Mocek was not able to verify certain statements, particularly the statements regarding a marriage contract of Ms. Knowles. Therefore, we assume that the interview did not take place as claimed by Ingo Mocek.
Neon dissociates itself from the content of the interview with Ms. Knowles. Neon subscribes to a high level standard of truthful journalism. Since Ingo Mocek has violated these standards severely, Neon has terminated all relationships with Ingo Mocek with immediate effect.
We sincerely apologize to Ms. Knowles and her management for all personal inconvenience that may have arisen due to the publication of this interview.
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