Will George Clooney Testify at Italian Prime Minster's Sex Trial?

03/29/2011 at 06:35 PM EDT

George Clooney Named Witness at Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi Trial
George Clooney
Steve Granitz/WireImage
George Clooney has been named a witness in the sensational, high-profile prostitution trial of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi

But before Clooney is asked any questions by the lawyers, he has one of his own: Why me?

"It seems odd since I've only met Berlusconi once and that was in an attempt to get aid into Darfur," he tells PEOPLE in a statement.

In a case generating international headlines, Berlusconi, 74, is accused of paying for sex with a 17-year-old Moroccan girl called Ruby, then trying to use his power to cover it up.



He has denied the charges. The trial is set to begin on April 6 in Milan.

According to the Associated Press, Clooney, who has a villa on Lake Como, Italy, was on a list of witnesses presented Tuesday because the actor was reportedly seen – along with his Italian girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis – at one of Berlusconi's parties.

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Inside Kate's Life as a Princess Mom
  • Inside Kate's Life as a Princess Mom
  • A Duggar Engaged
  • Amanda Bynes: The Truth About Her Condition

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

Advertisement

From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners



Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters