The magazine apologized to Morricone after he threatened to sue Playboy in a libel lawsuit over the interview that quoted him trashing Quentin Tarantino as a “cretin.”
“Up to now, we have considered the freelancer who conducted the Ennio Morricone interview on our behalf to be a renowned print and radio journalist. In the past, we have had no reason to doubt his journalistic integrity and skills,” Playboy’s German publisher, Hubert Burda Media, said in a statement.
“Based on the information now at our disposal, we must unfortunately assume that the words spoken in the interview have, in part, been reproduced incorrectly. We would like to express our regret should Mr. Morricone have been portrayed in a false light. We are working