George Clooney Suing French Magazine, Paparazzi Over Photos Of Twins

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George Clooney Twins Suing

By Andrew Shuster |

George Clooney Twins Suing

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George Clooney plans to sue France’s Voici magazine for publishing photos of his twin babies, as well as the paparazzi who illegally shot the images, the actor says in a statement to Gossip Cop.

The cover of the latest issue of Voici features the first pictures of Clooney’s twin boy and girl, Ella and Alexander, who his wife Amal gave birth to in early June. The images show the parents holding their babies at the actor’s Lake Como estate in Italy, but they were illegally obtained by photographers who broke onto the family’s property.

Clooney says in response to the invasion of privacy, “Over the last week photographers from Voici magazine scaled our fence, climbed our tree and illegally took pictures of our infants inside our home. 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.”

This is not the first time Clooney has gone after the paparazzi in Italy. As Gossip Cop reported in 2009, after another photographer allegedly scaled a wall at the actor’s Lake Como home and snapped a topless shot of a friend’s 13-year-old daughter changing in one of his guest rooms, the Oscar winner said he would sue both the brazen paparazzo and the two magazines that published the pictures. There were also photos taken of Clooney and his then-girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis relaxing privately in his yard.

At the time, Clooney told Gossip Cop in a statement, “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.” It seems some paparazzi have still not learned their lesson.

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