US Weekly is retracting a story it published Wednesday quoting Kendall Jenner on her father Bruce's reported gender reassignment.
The magazine put out a statement Thursday saying they could not verify the quotes they attributed to Jenner.
"The interview was allegedly conducted by an independent freelance journalist at the Saturday, March 14, taping of Comedy Central's roast of Justin Bieber in Los Angeles. When Ms. Jenner denied, via Twitter, that the interview took place, Us Weekly immediately reached out to the freelance reporter," the statement reads. "He stood by the interview, and continues to maintain that the quotes are accurate. However, after attempting to reconfirm his account, editors of Us have concerns about the veracity of this interview and the circumstances under which it was obtained. We would like to retract the story entirely and have removed it from our website. We sincerely apologize to Ms. Jenner and her family."
US Weekly's story had quoted Jenner as saying: "He's a wonderful man. And just because he's changing shoes now, so to speak, doesn't make him less wonderful. I will always love my dad, whether he's a man or a woman."
Jenner took to Twitter Wednesday to say she never gave an interview to the magazine. On Wednesday afternoon she posted a tweet implying that the quotes were made up.
how is it legal for someone to "quote" someone and publish it if in fact you never said what was quoted.
— Kendall Jenner (@KendallJenner) March 18, 2015
The link to the US Weekly story "Kendall Jenner Breaks Silence on Bruce Jenner's Transition: 'I Will Always Love My Dad'" now turns up a broken page.