Don't mess with Papa Bear George Clooney!
The actor/director is slamming French magazine Voici for publishing invasive paparazzi photos of his seven-week-old twins. The pics show Clooney, wife Amal, and babies Ella and Alexander at their Lake Como villa in Italy.
After the magazine hit newsstands this morning, Clooney released a statement:
"Over the last week photographers from Voici magazine scaled our fence, climbed our tree and illegally took pictures of our infants inside our home. 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."
The Clooneys welcomed the twins on June 6, noting mother and babies were "all healthy, happy and doing fine." Their statement also joked, "George is sedated and should recover in a few days."
An official photo of the Clooney twins has not been released. Voici magazine, meanwhile, responded in a statement (via E! News):
"George and Amal Clooney have been very public personalities for the last few years. Their wedding in Venice, in September 2014, was a very mediatic event; the pictures of them smiling to the public were seen all around the world. The birth of their twins, Ella and Alexander, had also been commented a lot, by themselves and their families. The images published in Voici this Friday are a response to a public demand. People love George Clooney and have been following his life story for years now. Those pictures do not put in danger Mr. Clooney, his wife or their kids."
Clooney's next project is his directorial effort "Suburbicon."