George Clooney refuted allegations released Wednesday that he was allegedly spotted holding hands and dancing with an ex-girlfriend at a members-only nightclub in Mayfair, London, insisting "the story is made up."

In Touch Weekly editors reported May 29 that the Up in the Air star was "openly affectionate" with his former love interest, Monika Jakisic, at Loulou's club.

"They seemed to be having a great old time together. He didn't seem to care who saw them. He was being openly affectionate," a witness told In Touch magazine.

"Lots of people were going up and saying hi to George - he didn't leave Monika's side," the witness said.

The Ocean's Eleven star and the Croatian model reportedly left the venue separately.

The typically laid-back actor is furious about the allegations and took the unusual step of issuing a statement to clear up the erroneous claims.

"The story is made up. I wasn't holding anybody's hand. Stop trying to sell magazines by creating scandal that isn't there," his statement read.

Clooney, who is on location in the U.K. filming The Monuments Men, was previously linked to Jakisic in 2007.

The actor has been dating former wrestler Stacy Keibler since July, 2011. She was in Monaco for the Grand Prix.

The Monuments Men  stars Clooney, Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett. Also cast in the film is John Goodman, Bill Murray and Bob Balaban.

Clooney is directing, starring in and wrote the screenplay, an adaptation of the book he Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel.In the film, a crew of art historians and museum curators unite and race against time to recover renown works of art stolen by Nazis before Hitler destroys them.

The Monuments Men is scheduled to be released in December 2013.