Clooney family take out restraining order after threats

Amal and George Clooney
Amal and George Clooney

GEORGE Clooney has obtained a restraining order against a man who threatened him and his Amal Clooney.

The 'Monuments Men' star and his spouse, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, have obtained legal protection against Mark Bibbee - who is currently in a psychiatric ward after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder and possible schizophrenia - after his team received 189 pages of "rambling, delusional and disturbing" documents from him.

According to TMZ, the emails included reference to a plot to assassinate President George H. W. Bush, and the murder of six-year-old pageant queen JonBenet Ramsey in 1996.

And a chilling reference to the recent massacre at a gay club in Orlando read: "Orlando is a false flag event to cover for LGBT criminal & paedophiles."

A judge ordered Bibbee to stay 100 yards away from the couple - who are currently staying at their Italian home - and their team for five years, and to cease all other contact.

George, 55, recently admitted he finds fame "suffocating" but is thankful he can use the attention to shed light on global injustice.

He said: "Fame has an interesting element to it but if you tend to be followed round by a camera then you can feel suffocated at times. I thought it might be effective if I went to those places and got those cameras to follow me and try and amplify these stories of people who were doing such hard work, such dangerous work."

The 'Hail! Caesar' actor is known for his extensive charitable work and revealed he takes advantage of his fame, during an Armenian genocide prevention forum.

Amal has campaigned for the cause in the past and is popular among Armenians, which prompted George to joke he was in the country as "Amal's husband".

He also revealed he intends to highlight the "hard, dangerous work" of many people who fight against atrocities and who are unable to "get any cameras on them at all", and said he wants to "spread" the luck he has had in his life.

He said: "I was lucky to be born where I was... It was lucky - luck is genetic and time and place. That luck needs to be spread. There is an awful lot the world needs, not a handout but a hand-up."

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