George Clooney issues plea to press to not publish photos of his children due to nature of wife's work

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Hollywood mega-star George Clooney has issued a plea to the media to avoid publishing photos of his children, saying it could put their lives at risk.

Clooney has four-year-old twins with wife Amal, who is a prominent and powerful human rights lawyer, who often works to bring extremist and terrorist groups to justice.

He was prompted to send the letter, directed to the Daily Mail "and other publications", after seeing photographs of actress Billie Lourd's one-year-old published online.

Lourd, who is best known for her work on American Horror Story, is the daughter of the late Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher.

Clooney does say that the photos in question of Lourd's child did subsequently get pulled down.

The Daily Mail, which has not publicly responded, has been contacted for comment.

Clooney has previously come up against the Daily Mail, when in 2014 it published a false story about his wife's mother, with the star rejecting the paper's apology.

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