updated 05/29/2013 AT 2:50 PM ET
•originally published 05/29/2013 AT 3:15 PM ET
Sometimes he responds with humor, sometimes with silence. This time it was with a touch of anger.
The story is made up. I wasn’t holding anybody’s hand,” the actor tells PEOPLE in a statement. “Stop trying to sell magazines by creating scandal that isn’t there.
Clooney, 52, has been in Europe filming The Monuments Men. Keibler, 33, spotted earlier this year dining with Clooney and costar Matt Damon while they were on location in Berlin, spent last weekend in Monte Carlo for the Grand Prix.