George Clooney Could Testify In Berlusconi Sex Trial
Lawyers for Silvio Berlusconi announced today that Oscar-Award winning actor George Clooney might be among the people called to testify at the trial of the Italian prime minister.
Berlusconi is facing a trial over allegations that he paid for sex with an underage girl. Prosecutors say the 17-year-old attended the "bunga bunga" parties Berlusconi hosted. Details of Berlusconi's Bunga Bunga parties have been all over the press and, last week, Britain's Telegraph and others published R-rated pictures of the parties.
Today, Berlusconi's lawyers released a list of 78 potential witnesses, among them Clooney and his girlfriend and Italian model Elisabetta Canalis.
The couple were said to have been seen at one of Mr Berlusconi's parties by Karima el-Mahroug, the teenager whom he is alleged to have paid for sex.
The trial is due to start on 6 April. Mr Berlusconi denies the charges.
The BBC adds that Clooney's girlfriend "is believed to have denied attending the February 2010 party."
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