AceShowbiz - Angelina Jolie was reportedly involved in a plot to capture African notorious warlord Joseph Kony. The actress allegedly agreed when she was asked by Luis Moreno Ocampo during his time at the International Criminal Court (ICC) to help lure out the guerrilla leader.
Joseph Kony had became one of the most wanted men for several years for alleged murder, rape and enslavement. He reportedly kidnapped thousands of children and forced them to join his army. This year, the Ugandan government said that his forces were no longer a threat. They had reportedly dwindled to less than 100 soldiers.
According to the former ICC chief prosecutor, Jolie was willing to act as a bait in a "honeytrap" to draw out the leader of Lord's Resistance Army from his hideout. He said in an email that the UNHCR special envoy had "the idea to invite Kony to dinner and then arrest him."
In a leaked email obtained by Mediapart, Ocampo claimed that the Oscar-winning actress would get help from her famous husband Brad Pitt. "Forget other celebrities, she is the one," he wrote. "She loves to arrest Kony. She is ready. Probably Brad will go also."
American troops were allegedly involved in their plot. The Argentine lawyer wrote to Jolie, "Apparently you can be embedded with the special forces that are chasing Kony. Can Brad go with you?" She replied, "Brad is being supportive. Let's discuss logistics. Much love Xxx."
It's unclear why the plot didn't go ahead, but Ocampo had been infatuated with Jolie since their meeting in 2009. After she released her movie "In the Land of Blood and Honey" in 2011, he wrote to her, "I am in LA and I watched the movie again (4th time) ... you are a genius. You did exactly what you said: a love story showing the war horrors. xx Luis."
He wrote in another email, "Dear Angie, I hope you are well. I miss you," but it went unanswered. When he heard she fell ill, he sent another email to her assistant, "I realize how much I love her." The assistant replied to him, informing that the actress had changed her email address.
Besides courting Angelina Jolie, Luis Moreno Ocampo tried to recruit George Clooney to help flying spy satellites over Libya "to put pressure on [Muammar] Khadafy's generals." He also asked Sean Penn to be a part of an investigation into the Palestinian conflict. "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," Penn reportedly responded.