This isn’t some role she was playing for a movie part. In leaked documents by the International Criminal Court Angelina Jolie reportedly volunteered to help capture Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony.
In the documents — some 40,000 obtained by Mediapart, a French investigative website — it was revealed the actress agreed to lure Kony out of hiding, with the assistance of her ex-husband Brad Pitt. The couple traveled to Central African Republic with a team of U.S. special forces.
Huffington Post reports that, ‘Jolie was in correspondence with the ICC chief prosecutor at the time, Luis Moreno Ocampo, who reportedly developed a fascination with the actress over a period of time from 2003 and 2012.’
In one of his emails, Ocampo hints that Jolie volunteered to be the bait for their plan to “invite Kony to dinner and then arrest him.”
“Forget other celebrities, she is the one,” Ocampo wrote in the email. “She loves to arrest Kony. She is ready. Probably Brad will go also.”
“Apparently you can be embedded with the special forces that are chasing Kony,” he wrote in another message to Jolie “Can Brad go with you?”
“Brad is being supportive. Let’s discuss logistics,” Jolie replied. “Much love Xxx.”
Kony, the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army, was indicted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes and crimes against humanity in 2005. The LRA, which formerly operated out of Uganda, is responsible for abducting countless men, women and children and forcing them to join the militant group. Despite increased media attention from a viral documentary about Kony in 2012, he continues to evade capture.