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Clooney: 'Security' Priority to Protect Lawyer Wife, Twins, 2

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By    |   Thursday, 06 June 2019 10:33 PM

Actor George Clooney laments the "security issues" he and human rights lawyer wife Amal have to take to keep the couple's 2-year-old twins safe.

In remarks to The Hollywood Reporter's Awards Chatter podcast, Clooney noted his wife is taking ISIS to court.

"My wife and I wanted to walk our kids in Central Park, and that's just not possible," he told the podcast. "We tried, but we walk out the door and everybody surrounds them. And there's a bounty on my kids' head for a photo, so that's something that we are very conscious of."

"Everything changes when you have two kids on how you have to protect them. My wife is taking the first case against ISIS to court, so we have plenty of issues – real, proper security issues – that we have to deal with on a fairly daily basis," he said.

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

According to the U.K.-based Mirror, the couple have hired a number of bodyguards with Secret Service or CIA backgrounds, which is costing the power couple in the region of $1.5 million a year.

"They have daily security briefings with their team over their travel plans, concerns, and any threats that Amal may have received through her work," the Mirror reports, quoting an unnamed source.

Amal Clooney is attempting to prosecute ISIS for genocide against the Yazidi people in northern Iraq. It is set to reach the French courts later this year.

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In remarks to The Hollywood Reporter's Awards Chatter podcast, actor George Clooney laments the "security issues" he and human rights lawyer wife Amal have to take to keep the couple's 2-year-old twins safe.
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