alleged reason

See: cover, gist, pretext
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The money, it appeared, had not been paid; perhaps the alleged reasons were rather equivocal; but otherwise I cannot sufficiently express our general surprise at the extreme good sense, the reasoning powers, moderation, candour, and prompt resolution, which were displayed on all sides.
Starlet Krista Miller, who rose to fame after being rumored as the alleged reason for the breakup of celebrity couple Cesar Montano and Sunshine Cruz, was arrested in a drug buy-bust operation in Valenzuela City on September 2016.
What we did get is a diatribe about no cows in our fields, wind farms blotting the landscape (funny how they are seen as ugly but pylons aren't), or this alleged reason system for flying and on and on...
He threatened to hang me naked." The alleged reason was her refusal to dance in front of his friends.
Fawwaz Rashaydeh said an Israeli army force accompanied by staff from the Israeli Civil Administration broke into the village and handed notices ordering the demolition of five tents and animal barns for the alleged reason of construction without a permit.
So maybe, after being an alleged reason for the breakdown of the marriage, Marina felt pressure to make their union work.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has warned of "grave consequences," and the Russian military is talking retaliation, if the US occupying troops attack Syrian government forces under any alleged reason.
However, Turkey's concerns have fallen on deaf ears, with Washington continuing to throw its weight behind the YPG with the alleged reason that it was fighting Daesh.
ISLAMABAD:Chairman Pakistan Television Cooperation (PTV) Attaul Haq Qasmi resigned from the post due to an apparent 'brawl' with Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzaib.Reportedly, Ministry of Information handed over additional charge of managing director (MD) PTV to Secretary Information Ahmed Nawaz Sukhera without consulting Qasmi over the issue, which was the alleged reason for the tussle.
The alleged reason for this measure was because of the "basic unfairness in asking taxpayers to fund grants for people who are likely to earn a lot more than them".
That's the alleged reason who was murdered, some claim.