Angelina Jolie will do anything to help defend human rights — even if that means going on a hideous dinner date. Reports are circulating that the Oscar-winning actress was once involved in a high-level mission to arrest Joseph Kony, the notorious Uganadan warlord.
As the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, which formerly operated in Uganda, Kony is said to have been involved in unspeakable crimes including the abduction and rape of children. Jolie was one of many horrified by Kony's actions, and was willing to use her celebrity to put an end to his despicable acts.
According to The Sunday Times, documents from the International Criminal Court (ICC) were recently leaked to the French website Mediapart. The documents contain an email describing the role Jolie offered to play in capturing Kony. An email from Luis Moreno Ocampo, the former chief prosecutor of the ICC, said Jolie "has the idea to idea to invite Kony to dinner and then arrest him."
Ocampo stood behind the sincerity of Jolie's offer, claiming in another email: "Forget other celebrities, she is the one. She loves to arrest Kony. She is ready." Not a bad passion project! And it seems that Jolie's famous ex-hubby was willing to get involved as well. "Probably Brad [Pitt] will go also,” Ocampo wrote. An email from Jolie herself allegedly reads, "Brad is being supportive. Let’s discuss logistics. Much love Xxx.”
Alas, further documents attest that the gotcha dinner date never happened. But, we love Jolie more than ever knowing that she was willing to ensnare herself in a difficult situation for the greater good of humanity. Forget Lara Croft: Jolie is a superhero IRL.