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Clooney to Sue Paps Over Underage Photos

8/14/2009 5:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

George Clooney sues paparazziGeorge Clooney is gearing up for a legal war in Italy -- claiming invasive paparazzi climbed over the wall of his Italian home and shot a topless photo of a 13-year-old girl changing in one of his guest rooms.

The photographer also took shots of Clooney and his girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis enjoying private moments in the yard of his estate.

The photos were published in two magazines -- and in a statement to TMZ, Clooney says he's gunning to sue both the mags and the photog who took the pictures.

"We're suing two magazines AND a photographer. I don't know about the law in the United States but in Italy it's illegal for photographers to climb over my wall and to take long lens pictures of a 13-year-old girl in her bedroom.

I draw the line of privacy at that."

--George Clooney

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djr    

I can't believe that the photographer continued to take pictures when he saw that she was a child! What kind of pervert does that? Even sneaking to take pictures of Clooney is wrong, but at least he is a celebrity and he knows things like this could happen. But this poor girl was victimized for no reason. If someone had done something like to me when I was 13, I would have been traumatized. George should sue and the magazines that published these pictures are just as sleazy as the criminal photographer. I hope he wins BIG!!!

1894 days ago
32.

princesspink    

I like George Cloony.

1894 days ago
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Carter Forster - London, Ontario, Canada    

I'm not surprised to learn that (((PEDOPHILE))) Perez Hilton WOULD publish those photos of a TOPLESS MINOR. He literally _lusts_ after celeb minor teen boys and _trashes_ celeb minor celeb teen girls.
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Isn't what this photog do considered ILLEGAL?????????? I watch stupid 'Maury Povich' about voyeurs who plant hidden cameras and get arrested. Same damn thing. Furthermore... that (((PEDO))) Fatass (Mario) should be arrested for posting the pix.

1894 days ago
34.

barry Gordy is genius    

Rumor has it, R. Kelly was there.

1894 days ago
35.

barry Gordy is genius    

Apparently, brothels aren't illegal in Italy.

He's just trying to pay his bills people. That' all.

Hell, it's a recession for Christ's sake.

Give a guy a break.

Clooney rocks !!!!!!!!!!! LMAO.

1894 days ago
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tryin2breal    

George, you are perfectly right. If the mags and papers refuse to buy indecent photos then the paps wouldn't go to such extremes to get the money for their slimy behaviour. A lawsuit is one way to the attention of the photo buyers. The child was most likely the girlfriends daughter.

As to "knowing the law in Italy," he was saying that he checked the law in the place where he lives and will exercise his rights through the Italian judicial system.

1894 days ago
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tryin2breal    

oops -- meant to say refuse to STOP buying such pics

1894 days ago
38.

Miles    

George isnt playing. Hes going after the magazine and the PAP. Makes perfect sense, hes going straight to the source. The scary part about all this. These Paps are willing to do anything these days for a shot. Well one day....somebody is going to shoot and kill one of them. Thinking they are a burgular or something.

Game changes forever then. Be the biggest "I told you so" EVER.

1894 days ago
39.

Help! I may have screwed up!    

I think that 13 year old girls should wear burkas.

1894 days ago
40.

colleen    

I wonder if the girl is Matt Damon's step daughter. Regardless of who she is, she is just a child!

1894 days ago
41.

Garrett    

QUESTION IN REF TO THE:
OCEANS 69 SCANDAL: staring clooney

Was it an orgy-or is it the norm for 13 yr olds to be photographed nude along with adult stars-"adult" as in grown people not porn people. But after this- maybe clooney is just going in a different erection, errr i mean direction.

1894 days ago
42.

Kakyjasper    

Come on George Clooney, you cant have your cake and eat it too. You celebrities revell in the attention you receive from the media but want your privacy protected when it suits you. You cant have it both ways.

1894 days ago
43.

MariaH    

that's awful..it was Don Cheadle's daughter and she was changing in her room..gross

1894 days ago
44.

numi    

go get em tiger...evesdroppers. make them miserable examples. keep em tied up in court forever costing the rag and the person who took the pic anything they would hhave made off the child porn.

1894 days ago
45.

will    

uh, who was the 13 year old girl and why was she at his house?

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