Kristen Stewart’s mom, Jules, is denying a new story in British tabloid The Mirror, which printed an interview with her that began trending over the weekend.
In the interview, conducted by Sharon Feinstein, Jules reportedly outed her daughter, supposedly saying, “What’s not to be accepting about her now having a girlfriend? She’s happy. I’ve met Kristen’s new girlfriend, I like her.”
The only problem with the quotes? Jules claims she never said them.
“I spoke to Sharon Feinstein about my film K-11 that has been put on display in the Hollywood Museum,” she told Us Weekly. “It’s currently there under the LGBT banner on the third floor. She also asked me about my views on gay rights, which I was happy to express. Then we talked briefly about the fundraiser I am hosting for TheWolfConnection.org. Never ever did we discuss Kristen!”
Noting that she is a “huge supporter of gay rights,” Jules went on to acknowledge that she briefly spoke about Stewart’s personal assistant Alicia Cargile, whom The Mirror claimed is Stewart’s girlfriend.
“I said, ‘Yes, she’s a lovely girl,’” Jules said, when asked if she knew Cargile.
Feinstein tweeted on Monday, June 15, that she stands by her story and plans on sharing audio from the interview.
I intend to load my tape of the interview I did with Kristen Stewart’s mother Jules in two clips. Watch this space
— Sharon Feinstein (@sharonfeinstein) June 15, 2015
The journalist told Us the audio from the interview with Jules will be shared on Tuesday, but later tweeted that the decision about whether to share the audio is not entirely up to her.
She continued to stand by her story on Tuesday, and shared a statement on her blog:
“I am aware that Ms. Jules Stewart has stated that her interview with me has been used out of context, that she never discussed her daughter or her daughter’s relationship. That is simply incorrect,” she wrote. “I have reported the story as discussed and memorialized during our lengthly and cordial formal interview, which took place on Thursday 11th June. I am disappointed and saddened by her statements to the contrary. This was a very positive story and one told by a loving parent. Any statements to the contrary are simply not supported and not true.”
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