Angelina Jolie 'volunteered' to snare warlord Joseph Kony in dinner honeytrap

Danny Woods
October 10, 2017

Kony was indicted by ICC officials in 2005 for war crimes and crimes against humanity, but has evaded capture despite a major celebrity-led campaign aimed at bringing him to justice.

Angelina Jolie reportedly wanted to be a honeypot in a plan to capture Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony.

No, this isn't the plot of Angelina Jolie's next adventure movie: How a glamorous Hollywood actress agrees to serve herself up as bait to lure a murderous African warlord out of hiding so he can be arrested by USA special forces. In a 2010 interview with Nightline, she admitted that she would be tempted to "take down" Kony if she were ever face to face with him. "Can Brad [Pitt] go with you?" "Let's discuss logistics. Much love Xxx", Jolie reportedly wrote to Ocampo.

While she's regularly been seen doing work for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), RadarOnline report the 42-year-old and estranged husband Brad Pitt were part of a ploy to try and "honeytrap" African warlord Joseph Kony.

Luis Moreno Ocampo and his successor Fatou Bensouda at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, June 2012. Ocampo claimed that Jolie suggested luring Kony to a private dinner where he would be arrested. Can Brad go with you?'

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According to the Times, Moreno Ocampo asked George Clooney - who co-founded an initiative to fly satellites over the South Sudan to gather evidence of war crimes, to send his satellites to Libya in 2011 to monitor the late dictator Muammar Gaddafi's actions and "put pressure on Gadaffi generals". "They are eager to get Kony, but after meeting you, they will do it". There are no other references to the plan in the 40,000 leaked emails, and Jolie has declined to comment.

Another attempt at communication with the actress' assistant was met with a reply that Jolie had changed her personal email address.

"I don't think I know anybody who doesn't hate Jospeh Kony", Jolie told The Telegraph in 2012.

The Sunday Times said, though, nothing never happened despite Moreno Ocampo developing a fixation on using celebrities during his time as chief prosecutor at the ICC until his term ended in 2012.

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