George Clooney Did NOT “Refuse” To Protect Amal From Terrorists, Despite Report

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George Clooney Amal Maldives

By Andrew Shuster


George Clooney Amal Maldives

(National Enquirer)

George Clooney did NOT “refuse” to accompany his wife Amal to the Maldives to protect her from “bloodthirsty terrorists,” despite a ridiculous and sensationalized tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this claim. We’re told it’s “not true.”

Amal, a renowned human rights lawyer, traveled to the South Asian country last September to lobby for the release of imprisoned ex-President Mohammed Nasheed. But the National Enquirer is now spinning the situation nine months later by falsely claiming that Amal asked her husband to “keep her safe” on the dangerous trip because terrorists supposedly “had their sights set on killing [her].”

A so-called “source” tells the tabloid, “George refused, which devastated Amal.” But Gossip Cop checked in with an actual source close to the couple, who assures us the tabloid’s story is entirely made-up. We’re exclusively told Clooney was busy working during the time that his wife traveled to Maldives, and she never asked to be chaperoned in the first place.

Amal is an accomplished lawyer specializing in international law and civil rights, and she certainly doesn’t need her husband’s assistance to do her job. The magazine’s insinuation that Amal needs protection from Clooney to complete her cases is simply absurd. In fact, Clooney expressed concern about his wife being in the Maldives during his appearance on the premiere of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”

Unfortunately, Gossip Cop isn’t surprised by the outlet’s bogus story. Gossip Cop has repeatedly busted the Enquirer for fabricating rumors about Clooney and his wife. We recently debunked the publication’s wrong report that alleged the couple was divorcing over the actor’s alleged relationship with Faith Hill. Shortly before that, Gossip Cop corrected the magazine’s phony cover story about Clooney supposedly “cheating” with Julia Roberts. Yet again, the Enquirer has concocted a wholly fictitious tale about the Clooneys.

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