Sex trial cameo odd, says Clooney
GEORGE Clooney has responded to suggestions that he could be called as a witness in the trial of Silvio Berlusconi, saying: "It seems odd since I've only met Berlusconi once and that was in an attempt to get aid into Darfur."
The star is on a list of 78 people that Mr Berlusconi's legal team want to call as witnesses when he goes on trial next week on charges of having sex with an underage prostitute.
Mr Berlusconi is accused of paying a teenage exotic dancer Karima El Mahroug, nicknamed Ruby the Heart Stealer, for sex when she was 17, after a party. He denies the allegation.
The actor and filmmaker, who has a home on the shores of Lake Como north of Milan, is a long-time campaigner for a resolution to conflict in Darfur.