George Clooney has said he’s suing a French magazine, and paparazzi, for publishing previously unseen pictures of his newborn twins.
Clooney, who announced his engagement to British-Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin on April 28, 2014, spoke with Gossip Cop on the expected lawsuit against Voici.
“I don’t know about the law in the United States but in Italy it’s illegal for photographers to climb over my wall and to take long lens pictures of a 13-year-old girl in her bedroom. I draw the line of privacy at that,” Clooney said in a statement obtained by Gossip Cop.
Voici‘s latest magazine cover featured the famous actor’s twin boy and girl — Ella and Alexander, who were born earlier in June.
The private pictures show Amal and her husband clutching their bundles of joy in far away Italy.
Media reports confirm the paparazzi took those pictures after breaking into Clooney’s Lake Como estate in the European country.
Speaking on the illegally obtained photographs, Amal and her husband said the act is an invasion of privacy, and one which will be deliberated in a law court.
“Over the last week photographers from Voici magazine scaled our fence, climbed our tree and illegally took pictures of our infants inside our home,” the Ocean’s Twelve actor said.
“Make no mistake the photographers, the agency and the magazine will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. The safety of our children demands it.”
Image shows Clooney with his twins in Italy.
Similar privacy violation incident occurred at the same spot in 2009 when a paparazzi jumped through a fence and snapped a 13-year-old daughter of Clooney’s friend. The teenager was undressing in one of his guest rooms, media reports confirm.
The multiple awards winner threatened to sue that filthy photographer and two other news outlets which probably paid to lay hands on the very intimate pictures of an underage girl.
Private Photos of Clooney and his then-girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis were also taken at the Lake Como residence.
Image: George Clooney and his wife Amal.
At that time, he said: “I don’t know about the law in the United States but in Italy it’s illegal for photographers to climb over my wall and to take long lens pictures of a 13-year-old girl in her bedroom. I draw the line of privacy at that.”