George Clooney Says If Derek Chauvin Is So ‘Confident’ He Should Let Someone Kneel On His Neck

George Clooney has been making waves across the web for his comments about the George Floyd case. 

Prior to Derek Chauvin having been found guilty on all charges, the Hollywood star offered some opinions to the Floyd family’s attorney, Benjamin Crump. In his email, he lamented Chauvin’s lawyers’ argument that drugs – not Chauvin pressing his knee against Floyd’s neck for almost 10 minutes – were the reason for his death.

As a guest on The View, Crump shared Clooney’s message from the email, which is not the first one he’s received from him.

He called the Oscar-winning actor “very engaged in these social matters.” Clooney’s representative verified the email to Entertainment Tonight.

“He says, ‘Attorney Crump, you should tell them if Derek Chauvin feels so confident in that, he should volunteer during his case to get down on the floor in that courtroom and let somebody come and put their knee on his neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds and be able to see if he can survive,’” Crump said.

After quoting Clooney’s message, Crump went on to add:

“The experts will opine during this case that the average human being can go without oxygen from 30 seconds to 90 seconds—where George Floyd went without oxygen for over 429 seconds, and that’s why it was intentional what this officer did. And I believe in my heart…that he will be held criminally liable and it will hopefully set a new precedent in America.”

In an op-ed posted by the Daily Beast in the summer of 2020, Clooney wrote:

“It infects all of us, and in 400 years we’ve yet to find a vaccine.” “It seems we’ve stopped even looking for one and we just try to treat the wound on an individual basis.”

Chauvin is now facing a sentence of up to 75 years behind bars.

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