09:30 08 November 2005
George Clooney has denied reports he brawled with a security guard at a swanky London bar.
But the Hollywood heartthrob's publicist has admitted he was involved in a row with someone else when he came to the aid of a woman.
It was alleged Clooney was embroiled in a fight outside Meza Bar in the early hours of Friday (04.11.05) morning.
Reports claimed the actor was angered by the guard's failure to control waiting paparazzi - and said he only backed down when his ex-lover Lisa Snowdon pulled him away.
But the 44-year-old star - who was in the capital for a gala screening of his latest movie, 'Good Night, And Good Luck' - has insisted he "did not get into a fight" and says he was defending a woman he thought was being mistreated.
Clooney's Los Angeles based publicist said: "George did not get into a fight with a security guard.
"However, he did get into an argument with someone connected with the movie. And, while it had nothing to do with the paparazzi, it did have everything to do with someone being unkind to a woman.
"No punches were thrown, but George told the person to knock it off."
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