icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm

George Clooney to testify on behalf of Berlusconi?

George Clooney to testify on behalf of Berlusconi?
Silvio Berlusconi's defense lawyers have named George Clooney and an assortment of showgirls as witnesses at the Prime Minister’s upcoming prostitution trial.

Clooney is to serve as a witness for Berlusconi in a case which alleges the Italian PM paid an underage girl for sex and then used the power of the PM’s office to cover it up. The girl was 17 and working as a showgirl when she claims Berlusconi paid her for sex. She told Italian prosecutors thatClooney and his Italian girlfriend, Elisabetta Canalis, were in attendance at the event.Clooney himself disputes the claims, saying it is odd he has been added as a witness.“It seems odd since I've only met Berlusconi once and that was in an attempt to get aid into Darfur," he said. It is up to the judge in the case whether or not Clooney will actually take the stand. Clooney has yet to indicate his availability or willingness to attend, however. Either way the trial is likely to be a major paparazzi event – with celebrities, soccer stars and showgirls in attendance.

Dear readers and commenters,

We have implemented a new engine for our comment section. We hope the transition goes smoothly for all of you. Unfortunately, the comments made before the change have been lost due to a technical problem. We are working on restoring them, and hoping to see you fill up the comment section with new ones. You should still be able to log in to comment using your social-media profiles, but if you signed up under an RT profile before, you are invited to create a new profile with the new commenting system.

Sorry for the inconvenience, and looking forward to your future comments,

RT Team.