A statement from the SPLC says they’re partnering with the Clooney Foundation for Justice “in the wake of the deadly violence at a white nationalist gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia,” referring to the gathering August 12 that left a woman dead.
“Amal and I wanted to add our voice (and financial assistance) to the ongoing fight for equality,” the Clooneys add in a statement their rep provided to ABC News. “There are no two sides to bigotry and hate.”
In widely-criticized comments he made after the Charlottesville gathering, Donald Trump said of the violence, “I think there is blame on both sides. You look at both sides. I think there is blame object on both sides,” referring to both the white nationalists and the counter-protestors, the latter of whom included the woman who was killed when a white nationalist drove his vehicle into a crowd and then fled.