Women generally swoon over George Clooney and praise his wife Amal as a perfect complement to the star. She’s intelligent, gorgeous, and has a fashion sense that has the fairer sex wanting a peek into her no doubt expansive wardrobe. However, at the annual Time Warner shareholders meeting held in Atlanta on Friday, it was made known that not all women are a fan of the couple.
During the meeting “an unhinged female shareholder launched into a lengthy rant about George Clooney and his wife, attorney Amal Alamuddin.”
Time Warner chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes was caught off guard by the questions and remarks spewed by the shareholder, a female who goes unnamed. The Wrap recounts the woman’s strong words and accusations.
“I have a compensation question… How much have we paid George Clooney for ‘Gravity’ and ‘Argo? How much money went to Amal Alamuddin, a foreign fiancée and spouse? To her family, to Lebanon, to the mayor of Rome to officiate at the wedding? To Arab contractors to renovate his home in London? Are there violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act? His marriage to a 37-year-old Lebanese lawyer is problematic at best.”
The shareholder also was critical of Amal’s choice to represent Muammar Gaddafi’s chief of intelligence at trial and “took particular exception to Clooney marrying Alamuddin ‘on the Saturday after Rosh Hashanah.” Amal, who argues her cases energetically and with extreme persistence, has taken on some extremely high-profile cases recently, as the Telegraph shares.
Bewkes did his best to control the proceedings and steer the conversation along an alternate path, responding, “Excuse me. We cannot allow this meeting to be the place where personal and political views from any of us are expressed. If you have a question, would you please restate what your question is.”
The woman carried on in a steadfast manner with no intention to comply with the CEO of Time Warner’s urging.
“I would like to know how much Mr. Clooney has received, how much money is going to Lebanon and to his wife. Ms. Alamuddin has been portrayed in the press as a sexy, international civil rights lawyer. She is not. She is a criminal lawyer. A defense attorney who puts the worst tyrants back on the streets.”
To this Bewkes finally regained his footing and firmly addressed the verbally explosive inquirer.
“In terms of what any of our actors, directors, writers make as citizens of the United States, they’re free to spend their money where they choose, and it is not something that our company has any influence over, or power about, nor do we have knowledge of it, and we should not further detour this meeting to discuss those matters.”
A solid and practical reply to a woman who seems to hold a bit of a grudge against the gorgeous wife of one of the world’s sexiest male stars.
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