George Clooney is paying close attention to developments in the murder case against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, George Floyd’s family lawyer said.
Chauvin, 45, is charged with second and third degree murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death on May 25, 2020.
Attorney Benjamin Crump, the Floyd family’s attorney, virtually appeared on ‘The View’ Thursday, telling co-host Joy Behar that Clooney, 59, is so entrenched in social issues that the Oscar-winning actor often emails Crump with ideas to drive social change.
Clooney, who shares three-year-old twins Alexander and Ella with his wife Amal Clooney, simply wants his children to “live in a better world,” Crump said.
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He added that Clooney had also emailed him about how to respond to Chauvin’s attorneys’ suggestion that a drug overdose caused Floyd’s death and not Chauvin’s knee that he wrapped around Floyd’s neck for nearly 10 minutes. loved.
The lawyer remembered the email he received from the “Money Monster” star.
“‘Attorney Crump, you should tell them if Derek Chauvin is so sure of that, he should volunteer during his case to get on the floor in that courtroom and have someone come and put his knee on his neck. for 9 minutes and 29 seconds to see if he can survive, ” reads the email.
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A Clooney representative confirmed to Entertainment Tonight on Thursday that the actor sent the email to Crump. A representative for Clooney did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
During his interview on ‘The View’, Crump went on to say that ‘the experts in this case will believe that the average human can go without oxygen from 30 seconds to 90 seconds – where George Floyd was without oxygen for more than 429 seconds. , and therefore it was deliberate what this officer did. “
“And I believe in my heart, Joy Behar, that he will be held criminally responsible and that it will hopefully set a new precedent in America,” added Crump.
Meanwhile, in December, the “Midnight Sky” artist complained that the “pretty rotten year” 2020 had been “all the way round” in a conversation with Yahoo! Entertainment.
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“Starting with the death of Kobe Bryant. It’s one disaster after another,” Clooney said at the time. And all the racial turmoil with the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. We’ve been through all these things that just felt oppressive. I see a lot of light at the end of these tunnels. ‘