He was left bruised after being knocked off his motorcycle in a road collision in Italy back in July – and his wife isn’t taking any second chances. George Clooney has donated his Harley-Davidson to charity after being subsequently forbidden from riding the vehicle following the cash by human rights lawyer Amal. The Beirut-born barrister has told the Hollywood actor “he’s off two wheels for good”, according to the online auction page for the 2017 Dresser Touring Ultra Limited motorbike.
The celebrity-owned vehicle is being sold on eBay by Homes for Troops, a charity founded by CNN anchor and friend to the Clooneys, Jake Tapper. The non-profit builds and donates specially adapted custom homes for severely injured post-9/11 veterans, in an effort to help them rebuild their lives after their experiences. “George just bought a brand new dresser Harley with only 25 miles on the odometer!” reveals the listing page, which is accepting a starting bid of US $25,000. “All yours if you win the bidding. George will even sign it for you!” The auction, which closes on November 15, is part of a celebrity giveaway initiative by the charity, which also has prizes such as a tennis match with Owen Wilson, a basketball game with Ben Stiller, and an Ozark set visit up for grabs.
This isn’t the first charitable act by the Clooneys in recent months – in June, the couple pledged to donate US $100,000 through their foundation to the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights. They made the donation in an effort to help migrant children being forcibly separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border, citing their duties as parents. “At some point in the future our children will ask us: “Is it true, did our country really take babies from their parents and put them in detention centers?” the couple wrote in a statement. “And when we answer yes, they’ll ask us what we did about it. What we said. Where we stood. We can’t change this administration’s policy but we can help defend the victims of it.” This also comes only a few months after the husband and wife donated US$500,000 to the March for Our Lives, in the name of their children.