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George Clooney suing French magazine claiming staff scaled his fence to photograph his children

Clooney claimed the photographers climbed one of his trees to get the best angle for a picture.

George Clooney and his wife, Amal.
George Clooney and his wife, Amal.
Image: Guibbaud-Marechal-Wyters/ABACA/PA Images

HOLLYWOOD A-LISTER George Clooney is taking legal action against a French magazine for publishing photographs of his children.

In a statement, an irate Clooney said he would be taking all legal avenues against Voici magazine.

“Over the last week, photographers from Voici magazine scaled our fence, climbed our tree and illegally took pictures of our infants inside our home,” Clooney said.

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.

Paparazzi photos of the babies on the cover of the latest Voici issue show one with each parent apparently at their home in Italy.

The twins, Ella and Alexander, were born in London in June.

The actor-director, 56, and wife Amal Clooney, a human rights attorney, 39, wed in 2014.

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