Having initially issued a statement to confirm the interview and quotes were legit, Playboy Germany editor-in-chief Florian Boitin has confirmed that writer Marcel Anders has misquoted Morricone in his article.
“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,” Boitin said in the 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 to clarify this matter and are exploring legal measures.”