The 1st photo of George & Amal Clooney’s baby twins is here — but George is NOT happy about it! Slamming the paparazzi who took the ‘illegal’ pics, the star announced he’s planning to press charges! See the cover pic.
George Clooney, 56, is jumping into papa bear mode! The star is vowing to take legal action against the paparazzi who he says “illegally” trespassed on his and his wife, Amal Clooney‘s, 39, property and took photos of their one-and-a-half-month-old twin babies, Ella and Alexander, in the privacy of their own home. The photos ended up plastered on the cover of French magazine Voici, and George is NOT having it. The blurry snapshots feature George and Amal, each carrying one of their babies, and they were snapped in Lake Como, where the actor has a home. The magazine boasts that the images are the first photos of Ella and Alexander, as the Clooneys have yet to release an official photo of their children.
“Over the last week photographers from Voici magazine scaled our fence, climbed our tree and illegally took pictures of our infants inside our home,” George said in statement regarding the pics. “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.” Voici responded by saying that the photos “are a response to a public demand” and that they “do not put in danger Mr. Clooney, his wife or their kids.” Click here to see cute pics of celeb dads with their kids.
However, it seems George and Amal still have a strong case. After all, according to French law, public figures — like George — can only be photographed while out in public. And they can only be photographed for journalistic purposes. Even in Italy, where the pics were taken, photographers cannot just peep into a celeb’s private residence and take pics of people or objects hidden from normal visibility.
“He could definitely sue for trespassing or loss of property rights. I think he has a case,” matrimonial lawyer, Raoul Felder, told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “But, if he were my client I would tell him to forget about it and move on. Because, if he sues, there will eventually have to be a trial and he’ll have to testify, and maybe Amal will have to testify. If they sue, they’ll get much more publicity than the [French magazine’s] photos now. But, he can sue because it’s a property interest that has value.”
George and Amal welcomed their first children on June 6, and, as HL previously reported, George is already loving his new role as dad. “George says the biggest thing he’s learned since becoming a father is the absolute joy and wonder of unconditional love. Obviously, he’s loved, and continues to love, many people in his life — with Amal being his greatest love, and his soulmate. But the twins’ birth has taken it to a whole new level,” a source told us EXCLUSIVELY back in June.
“George would seriously lay down his life in a heartbeat for Alexander and Ella, and even now, when he looks at them snuggled up, he is overcome with emotion and brought to the verge of tears.” How cute is THAT? There’s no question George is dead serious when it comes to protecting his bundles of joy.
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — can you blame George for being so upset? Do you think Voici shouldn’t have published the pic?