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George Clooney is emailing George Floyd’s family’s attorney to offer support

George Clooney is emailing George Floyd’s family’s attorney to offer support

George Floyd’s family’s attorney, Benjamin Crump, has revealed that he has received emails of support from George Clooney.

The actor, 59, is said to have sent some pretty straight to the point advice to Mr Crump, who revealed what the messages said.

The murder trial of police officer Derek Chauvin, who knelt on George Floyd’s neck for over nine minutes during his arrest in May 2020, is currently ongoing, and George had some suggestions for Mr Crump in the courtroom.

Mr Crump said on The View that George’s message read: ‘Attorney Crump, you should tell them if Derek Chauvin feels so confident in that, he should volunteer during his case, to get down on the floor in that courtroom, and let somebody come and put their knee on his neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds and be able to see if he can survive.’

He added: ‘The experts will opine during this case that the average human being can go without oxygen from 30 seconds to 90 seconds — where George Floyd went without oxygen for over 429 seconds, and that’s why it was intentional what this officer did.

‘And I believe in my heart, Joy Behar, that he will be held criminally liable and it will hopefully set a new precedent in America.’


Clooney’s rep confirmed to ET that the actor had indeed sent the message to Mr Crump, as the world awaits the outcome of the case.

The star has been supporting the case from the very beginning, writing an essay about the protests following Floyd’s death in Minnesota, which was shared by The Daily Beast.

It read: ‘How many times have we seen people of colour killed by police? Tamir Rice, Philando Castile, Laquan McDonald.

‘There is little doubt that George Floyd was murdered. We watched as he took his last breath at the hands of four police officers. Now we see another defiant reaction to the systemic cruel treatment of a portion of our citizens like we saw in 1968, 1992, and 2014.’

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