Clooney Trial, actor George Clooney goes to a trial involving sexual behavior.
The Hollywood star, who says he has only met former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi on one occasion, is expected to be called by defense lawyers to support their contention that Berlusconi’s dinner parties were elegant affairs devoid of impropriety or sexual behavior.
The actor, who had a meeting with Berlusconi to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, said last month he would testify if he was called but had never been to a party.
The outgoing prime minister is already on trial for alleged abuse of office and paying to have sexual relations with Karima El Mahroug, a Moroccan-born exotic dancer whom prosecutors claim was working as an underage prostitute. It resumes on Nov 23.
But on Monday a parallel trial will start in a court in Milan, involving accusations of procuring prostitutes.
Prosecutors say politician Nicole Minetti, showbusiness agent Lele Mora and Berlusconi’s close friend, news anchor Emilio Fede hired the women who were paid to attend the infamous “bunga bunga” parties.
The defendants are Nicole Minetti, a half-British television starlet who was appointed a councillor for Mr Berlusconi’s PDL party in Lombardy’s regional assembly, Lele Mora, a bankrupt celebrity agent and Emilio Fede, a television presenter for one of Berlusconi’s channels.
It is strange that Clooney would even be asked to go to the trail, seeing as though he has never attended one of Berlusconi’s dinner parties. No one can ever imagine George participating in the mischievous.