- The former ICC chief prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo asked Jolie to act as bait
- Jolie had herself suggested she could lure Kony to dinner
Angelina Jolie was once allegedly asked to participate in a bizarre plot to arrest Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony along with then-husband Brad Pitt.
According to a report published by the Sunday Times of London, Luis Moreno Ocampo, the former chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court, asked the activist and actress to act as bait in a ‘honeytrap’.
The information was first obtained by French investigative website Mediapart on Friday.
Moreno Ocampo reportedly approached Jolie in the spring of 2012 and attempted to cast her and her husband at the time, Brad Pitt, as her ‘co-star’ in a plot to take Kony into custody in the Central African Republic, where he was based.
‘Forget other celebrities, she is the one,’ Moreno Ocampo wrote in an e-mail. ‘She loves to arrest Kony. She is ready. Probably Brad will go also.’
Moreno Ocampo wanted to embed Jolie and Pitt with US Special Forces close to Kony’s stronghold, according to the report.
He even told her that American troops ‘are eager to get Kony . . . (and) after meeting you, they will do it.’
The former prosecutor claimed Jolie had herself suggested she could lure Kony to dinner in a plot to arrest him, the report said.
At one point, Jolie wrote back saying: ‘Brad is being supportive. Let’s discuss logistics. Much love Xxx.’
However, the plan never proceeded with Jolie not replying to several of his emails.
Moreno Ocampo also tried to recruit film stars George Clooney and Sean Penn to participate in his various quests as well as the wife of the founder of eBay.
He allegedly asked Clooney for help flying spy satellites over Libya ‘to put pressure on (Muammar) Gaddafi’s generals.’
Penn was invited by the prosecutor to a New York hotel where he was propositioned to take part in a potential investigation into the Palestinian conflict.
The actor is said to have replied: ‘While you make the decision on Palestine, I’m embroiled in a decision weather (sic) or not to get a steam in the hotel spa.
Source: The Kampala Sun