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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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music4life    

some paps are constantly crossing the line and thats very disgusting if the paps did that like he said, good for George!

1811 days ago
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shamrock    

All of these H'wood celebs hate the public that supports their extravagent lifestyles. Boo-hoo, Georgie. Hire security for your ESTATE in Italy, you moron. Tell your 'guests' to close the freakin' curtains when they're undressing. Geez, how hard is THAT to figure out? You people who fawn over these celebs are goofy. He's rich, you're not. You love him, he hates you. Go figure.

1811 days ago
63.

Daddy wants some of the pie too.    

That's why they have curtains and blinds. I'm on George's side BUT, if the girl had been taught to close curtains while dressing her pictures wouldn't be in any mags. Sure he should sue them but that doesn't alter the fact that this could have easily been avoided.

1811 days ago
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SP    

This once again shows how out of touch these people are, he does not know the law in the USA, but does in Italy. That is why these kinds of people want to change our country like other countries are. They only see the rich side of these places, not the poor, just like here.

1811 days ago
65.

Jade    

Perez posted the picture? What a colossal douchebag!

1811 days ago
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rhonda    

Why does everybody want to make sleazy comments all G.C. wants to do is protect his privacy. Wouldn't you. Give this man a break for protecting his guest. Nobody should want to see pictures of a topless 13 year old. There are plenty of older women more than willing to show their selves off to you.

1811 days ago
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A.B.    

I don't care if the girl had been changing on the plaza - you just don't take advantage of a kid. Don't blame her for not closing the blinds, is she supposed to know grown men would climb the wall to abuse her? Shame on the paparazzi.

1811 days ago
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Dorothy    

GEORGE, YOU NEED A COUPLE OF GUARD DOGS. Let the dogs keep watch over your property, and when the paps come onto your property, let your dogs take care of the them. I do not know what the laws are in Italy, but in the U.S. you have the right to protect your property.

1811 days ago
69.

S N    

Good for you, Mr. Clooney!!! Moms everywhere salute you!
But I agree, get some dogs, preferably Great Danes. Their woof alone scares the */@# out of people, and they won't turn on you.

1811 days ago
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Diane    

Doesn't anyone close the blinds anymore?

1811 days ago
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sensible grandma    

GOOD FOR HIM. THERE ARE JUST SOME THINGS THAT THE PAPPARAZZI SHOULD BACK OFF OF, AND THIS IS ONE OF THEM. SHAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DON'T THINK THEY WOULD WANT THIS TO HAPPEN TO THEIR SISTER OR DGTR.

1811 days ago
72.

Terry    

It just could be some people aren't buying the 13 years old part of the story yet, you people assume to much because of your glorification of celebrity's but they are as capable of propaganda to enlist anger and outrage as anyone else. Wait this one out before marching to the town square, the charges ( and evidence) of any photog going that distance to take what should be off limit photos is bad enough and he should be charged, but should he really be charged with the under aged crime as well when all we have is Clooney's statement so far? File the charges instead of alerting the media, let the truth present itself.

1811 days ago
73.

michael    

if george cloony is pissed you know it has to be pretty serious.cloony is one of the nicest dudes in hollywood along wih johnny depp

1811 days ago
74.

zoe    

George,grow-up and start dating women your own age.What are you trying to prove? You and Mel Gibson (also robbing the cradle).

1811 days ago
75.

BoSSMaN    

Why dont they show the names of the magazines that clooney is suing, makes sense if the media is covering for their own kind, or just to avoid a lawsuit, you choose wich is the right one.

1809 days ago
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