Clooney perplexed about Berlusconi trial subpoena

Updated: Mar 30, 2011, 15:07 PM IST

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," 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.