Now this gives a new meaning to Star Witness. Looks like George Clooney who recall as a defense witness in the trial of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. If you recall Berlusconi is facing charges of paying for sex with a minor.
The 75-year-old Berlusconi has been accused of paying Karima el Mahroug, who goes by Ruby, for sex when she was just 17 years old. He also has been charged with abuse of power after getting Ruby released from jail after she was arrested for theft in Milan.
Clooney had been fighting being a witness because after all what they possibly know about the former Prime Minister’s sex life? Defense attorneys say they are calling George Clooney as a witness because Ruby claimed she had seen him and his former girlfriend, Elisabetta Canalis at one of the former Prime Minister’s parties.
Berlusconi’s trial has been postponed until December 2nd, 2011 and it’s not clear when George Clooney might be taking the witness stand. Other notable witnesses among the 214 called by the defense team are footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and Clooney’s former girlfriend, Elisabetta Canalis.