The A-lister says it is 'odd' he has been listed as a witness in the Italian case
Hollywood superstar George Clooney has been listed as a witness in the ‘bunga bunga’ sex trial of disgraced Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, according to new reports today.
The Italian premiere is accused of having sex with and underage prostitute – 17-year old- Karima el Mahroug – abuse of power, tax fraud and perverting the course of justice.
And George Clooney is just one of a whopping 78 people, who could be called to testify in Burlusconi’s defence.
The long list of witnesses also reportedly includes Real Madrid football star, Christiano Ronaldo.
It’s thought prosecutors have been told George and his Italian girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis were guests at one of Burlusconi’s infamous parties, a claim denied by them both.
But yesterday, the Oceans Eleven star expressed his surprise at being named as a witness, revealing he has only actually met the Italian PM once.
‘It seems odd since I’ve only met Berlusconi once and that was in an attempt to get aid into Darfur.’
It’s not yet clear whether the A-list actor will actually testify, as judges are yet to decide on who to officially summon.
This will not be the first time George has been up in court. Last year, he attended a hearing in Milan to speak out against alleged Italian fraudsters Vincenzo Cannalire, Francesco Galdelli and Vanja Goggi, who were accused of attempting to launch a fashion label in his name.
The Hollywood superstar caused chaos at the Italian court, after thousands of fans besieged the official venue, all hoping to catch a glimpse of him giving evidence.