George Clooney to Testify at Italian Prime Minister's Sex Trial?

The actor says his inclusion on the witness list for the defense "seems odd since I've only met Berlusconi once"

George Clooney might never want to run for office himself, but that doesn’t mean he's not getting tied up with the government! On Tuesday, the Oscar-winning actor, his girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis, an illustrious list of Italian celebrities and dozens of prostitutes were named as potential witnesses for the defense in a shocking sex trial against Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

This April, Berlusconi will go on trial for allegedly paying for sex with an underage girl last year. His accuser is a Moroccan girl named Karima el-Mahrough, who goes by the stage name Ruby and was 17 -- below the legal age limit -- at the time Berlusconi is said to have slept with her. El-Mahrough claims to have seen Clooney and Canalis as guests at the head of state's home.

"We want to see if they confirm this fact or not," Berlusconi's attorney, Piersilvio Cipollotti, told the Associated Press. Clooney, however, is confused about being called to the witness stand. "It seems odd since I've only met Berlusconi once and that was in an attempt to get aid into Darfur," the actor told said in a statement.

The Associated Press reports that Canalis has already spoken with Italian authorities and claims to have never attended any dinner parties hosted by the Prime Minister.

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