Obaid's got Clooney's back!
Obaid's got Clooney's back!

It all started when Amal Clooney was slammed by Conservative Justice Minister Edward Faulks, who announced that the human rights lawyer is only given high-profile cases because of her newfound celebrity status as George Clooney's wife.

“I’m sure she gets such high-profile cases and everyone wants her because she’s married to George Clooney. And by employing her they’ll give publicity to their case,’ is what he was quoted saying.

Faulks also threw shade at Cherie Blair. He reportedly said: "“Look at Cherie Blair – being married to Tony Blair didn’t do her career any harm."

The minister conveniently forgot the fact that Amal's successful legal career predates any association she has had with George. His comments were enough to cause furor and among the enraged was Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy.

She took to Facebook to express her disdain.

Amal is currently defending former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed, who has been accused of terrorism and was forced to resign from his post on gun point.