Clooney perplexed about Berlusconi trial subpoena

Los Angeles: Hollywood actor George Clooney is amused that he has been subpoenaed to testify at the prostitution trial of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

"It seems odd since I`ve only met Berlusconi once and that was in an attempt to get aid into Darfur," tmz.com quoted Clooney as saying.

Last year Berlusconi was accused of paying to have sex with a 17-year-old Moroccan girl and then trying to cover it up. The age of consent in Italy is 18, and sex with an underage girl, even a prostitute, is a crime.

The Italian prime minister`s lawyers want Clooney as a witness because the girl, who is no longer a minor, claims she had seen George and his girlfriend at one of Berlusconi`s parties.

The trial will begin April 6 in Milan.

IANS

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