George Clooney fears family in danger as Amal represents alleged Islamic State victim

Amal and George Clooney.
Amal and George Clooney. Photo credit: Getty.

George Clooney has opened up about his concerns for his family's safety as his wife, Amal, takes the Islamic State (IS) to court.

Amal is currently representing 23-year-old Nadia Murad, who claims she was captured by IS fighters in 2014 and trafficked as a sex slave.

But as she does that, actor George has discussed the potential danger their family is in and the security they require.

"My wife is taking the first case against ISIS to court, so we have plenty of issues – real, proper security issues – that we have to deal with on a fairly daily basis," he told The Hollywood Reporter.

"We don't really want our kids to be targets, so we have to pay attention to that."

He said it would be nice if the family could go for a stroll in the park without being recognised or having to be alert of potential dangers.

"We've tried. We walk out the door and everyone surrounds us. There's a bounty on my kids heads for a photo.

"That's something we're really conscious of."

Amal has previously spoken of concerns about taking on the case and the risk involved. But she says George fully supports her.

The pair have also talked about not visiting parts of Africa out of fear they will be recognised and become targets.