Saturday, May 25, 2019

George Clooney says he fears his family are in danger because wife is involved in prosecuting ISIS fighters

George Clooney says his family are in danger after his wife took on the first case against ISIS.

Amal Clooney is representing 23-year-old Nadia Murad, who says she was captured by ISIS fighters in 2014.

But ever since she took on the case her husband says the family have 'real, proper security issues' they have 'to deal with on a fairly daily basis'.

And he doesn't want his children to be 'targets', the A-lister told Scott Feinberg's 'Awards Chatter' podcast.

He said: 'My wife is taking the first case against ISIS to court. We have plenty of issues.

'Real, proper, security issues that we have to deal with on a fairly daily basis.

'We don't want our kids to be targets so we have to pay attention to that. But we also live our lives, we don't hide in corners.'

Mrs Clooney will be representing Ms Murad, a Yazidi woman who says she was kidnapped by ISIS and trafficked as a s-x slave.

It is hoped her case can be brought to the Hague where those who captured her can be brought to justice.

But Mrs Clooney has herself spoken to the Today Show in the US about her fears when making the decision to bring the case to court.

'This is something I discussed with my husband before I would take on something like this […] We are aware of some of the risks involved,' she told Cynthia McFadden.

‘[George] met Nadia too and I think he was moved for the same reasons. He understood, I mean, that this is my work.

'I think one of the ways to take action is to expose their brutality and their corruption, and partly you can do that through trials,' she added.

During the podcast interview George Clooney was asked whether he wished he could go back to being anonymous.

Mr Clooney said: 'My wife and I wanted to walk with our kids in central park and that's just not possible.

'We've tried. We walk out the door and everyone surrounds us. There's a bounty on my kids heads for a photo.

'That's something we're really conscious of. Everything changes when you have kids. You have to protect them.'