Emails: Jolie Offered to Be Bait in Trap for Warlord
ICC honcho wanted her to invite Kony to dinner
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 9, 2017 1:45 AM CDT
Angelina Jolie poses for photographers before meeting with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 at United Nations headquarters.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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(Newser) – In a plan that sounds more like a rejected movie script than reality, Angelina Jolie offered to help capture bloodthirsty warlord Joseph Kony by inviting him to dinner, according to leaked emails. In International Criminal Court emails leaked to the French website Mediapart, former chief ICC posecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo said Jolie had offered to embed herself with American troops hunting Kony in the Central African Republic and help lure the Ugandan guerrilla army leader out of hiding, the Times of London reports. "Forget other celebrities, she is the one," Moreno Ocampo wrote in one email in 2012. "She loves to arrest Kony. She is ready. Probably Brad will go also."

"Apparently you can be embedded with the special forces that are chasing Kony. Can Brad go with you?" Moreno Ocampo wrote in an email to Jolie, per the Times. She replied: "Brad is being supportive. Let's discuss logistics. Much love Xxx." There are no other references to the plan in the 40,000 leaked emails, and Jolie has declined to comment. Moreno Ocampo served as the ICC's top prosecutor from 2003 to 2012 and the leaked emails suggest he was starstruck by celebrities, especially Jolie, People reports. They discussed several issues over the years, but she stopped replying to his emails toward the end of his time at the ICC. He got no response to an email saying: "Dear Angie, I hope you are well. I miss you." Kony, meanwhile, is still at large.


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