George Clooney is not “living in fear” because he was never targeted by “back-to-back bomb scares,” despite a made-up report. A repeatedly disproven website alleges the actor was twice singled out by the “MAGA bomber” Cesar Sayoc, but the story is riddled with factually inaccurate and purposely deceptive information. Gossip Cop can bust this claim.
According to RadarOnline, Clooney and his wife Amal were “rocked by back-to-back bomb scares.” The often discredited outlet contends they’re now “desperate to protect” their twins, Alexander and Ella, after the actor was targeted by Sayoc and “explosives were found near their mansion on Italy’s Lake Como.” Clearly, the import of the article is that the “MAGA bomber” sent Clooney a mail bomb, much like those received by Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Robert De Niro, and that Sayoc planted other explosives close to his Italian villa. Both those assertions, however, are total lies.
The site then muddies the waters by noting how, after Clooney’s motorcycle accident in July, Sayoc reportedly ranted incoherently on Twitter that there would’ve been a “super celebration” if the “Hollywood slime” actor had died. Next, the outlet writes, “Those chilling words came on the heels of a real-life scare at the Clooneys’ Italian home.” But they didn’t come “on the heels” of bombs being found near Clooney’s property. The undetonated explosives, dating back to World War II, were found in the lake in front of Clooney’s villa and were removed eight years ago in April 2010. They have absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with the 2018 “MAGA bomber” in the U.S.
Again, the grenades and mortars the website predicates its “back-to-back bomb scares” article on were discovered in 2010 and were submerged in Lake Como at least 73 years ago. There is no connection at all to the 57-year-old Clooney, other than he owns a home approximately 50 yards away from where authorities found the World War II-era explosives, which are also unrelated to Soyac. Gossip Cop reached out to Clooney’s rep for a comment on RadarOnline’s anachronistic and completely disconnected claims.
The outlet has a history of publishing fabricated stories about the actor. Just a month ago, Gossip Cop busted the site when it falsely maintained Clooney hired seven full-time nannies to care for his twins. And before that tall tale, we exposed the blog when it absurdly concluded Jennifer Aniston was reuniting with Brad Pitt because she visited Clooney’s home in Lake Como this past summer when she was shooting the movie Murder Mystery in Italy. Much like that article, which connected dots that don’t actually exist, the latest report is similarly a series of disjunctive occurrences tied together to create a fictionalized narrative with an equally sensationalized headline.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.