George Clooney is paying close attention to developments in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, according to George Floyd’s family attorney.
Chauvin, 45, faces charges of second and third degree murder and manslaughter charges in Floyd’s death on May 25, 2020.
Attorney Benjamin Crump, a lawyer for the Floyd family, appeared on “The View” on Thursday and conveyed it to co-host Joy Behar at Clooney, 59, who has been very interested in social issues. Until the Academy Award winning actor emailed Crump with ideas to drive social change.
Clooney, who shared three-year-old twins Alexander and Ella with his wife Amal Clooney, simply wanted his kids to “live in a better world,”; Crump said.
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He added that Clooney had emailed him about how he should respond to Chauvin’s defense attorney’s advice that the overdose caused Floyd’s death, not Chauvin’s knee, which he kept by his neck. Floyd for almost 10 minutes.
The lawyer remembers the e-mail received from the “Money Monster” star.
‘Prosecutor Crump, you should tell them if Derek Chauvin feels confident in that, he should volunteer during his trial, go to the floor in that courtroom and let someone sit. Knees on his neck for 9 minutes 29 seconds and can see if he can survive. The email report reads.
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A Clooney representative confirmed to Entertainment Tonight on Thursday that the actor emailed Crump.Clooney’s representative did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
During his interview on The View Crump went on to say: “Experts will agree during this case that the average human can go without oxygen from 30 seconds to 90 seconds, where George Floyd went without oxygen for more than 429 seconds, and that’s why this agent was intentional.”
“And I believe in my mind, Joy Behar, that he is going to be criminal and hopefully a new role model in America,” added Crump.
Meanwhile, in December, the actor “Midnight Sky” mourns the “rotting year” of 2020 is “all the way” in a conversation with Yahoo! Entertainment.
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“It started with Kobe Bryant dying, it was one disaster after that again,” Clooney said at the time. “And all the racial unrest, with the killing of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, we have all these things that make us feel pressured. I see a lot of light at the end of these tunnels.”