THE former chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court had a thing for celebrities — once asking activist actress Angelina Jolie to play the role of a “honeytrap’’ in a real-life attempt to arrest a notorious African warlord, a published report said Saturday.
The Sunday Times of London said lawman Luis Moreno Ocampo also tried to recruit film stars George Clooney and Sean Penn in his international crusades.
AFP Luis Moreno Ocampo tried to convince Angelina Jolie to take part in a ‘honeytrap’ to arrest an African warlord
The startling information was leaked to the French web site Mediapart and made available to the British newspaper.
Moreno Ocampo approached Jolie about five years ago — and even tried to cast her husband, Brad Pitt, as a co-star — in a stranger-than-fiction plot to take Ugandan Joseph Kony into custody in the Central African Republic, where he was based.
“Forget other celebrities, she is the one,” Moreno Ocampo wrote in an e-mail. “She loves to arrest Kony. She is ready. Probably Brad will go also.”
Moreno Ocampo wanted to embed Jolie, and hopefully Pitt, with US Special Forces close to Kony’s stronghold, according to the report.
EPA Joseph Kony is a Ugandan warlord who was indicted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court 2016 Invision Jolie told Ocampo that her husband Brad Pitt was supportive of the plan to nab Kony
Jolie wrote Moreno Ocampo at one point. “Brad is being supportive. Let’s discuss logistics. Much love Xxx.”
Moreno Ocampo claimed Jolie had suggested she could lure Kony to dinner as a ruse to arrest him, the report said.
American troops, he told her, “are eager to get Kony… [and] after meeting you, they will do it.”
Moreno Ocampo had his own fixation on Jolie. The prosecutor, who won only one case in his nine-years on the court, was ultimately even less successful with Jolie.
EPA Ocampo is the former chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and his schemes were leaked to a French web site
At one point he sent her an e-mail: “Dear Angie, I hope you are well. I miss you.” It went unanswered.
When he heard she was ill, he sent an e-mail to her assistant confessing: “I realize how much I love her.” The assistant replied Jolie had changed her e-mail address.
Moreno Ocampo made still less headway with Clooney and Penn.
AP:Associated Press Ocampo asked George Clooney for his help to tackle former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi Getty – Contributor Sean Penn was asked by Ocampo for help regarding the troubles in Palestine
He asked Clooney for help flying spy satellites over Libya “to put pressure on [Muammar Gaddafi’s] generals”.
Moreno Ocampo also invited Penn to a New York hotel, and tried to involve the star in a potential investigation into the Palestinian conflict.
The ever-flip Penn responded, “While you make the decision on Palestine, I’m embroiled in a decision weather [sic] or not to get a steam in the hotel spa.’’