Clooney surprised to named witness in Berlusconi trial

Clooney was seen with his Italian girlfriend at one of Berlusconi`s parties.

Last Updated: Mar 30, 2011, 19:38 PM IST

Los Angeles: Hollywood superstar George
Clooney is surprised to be named a witness in the prostitution
trial of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

It is not clear whether the actor will testify in the
sensational case but he finds it odd to be named in the trial,
People reported.

"It seems odd since I`ve only met Berlusconi once and
that was in an attempt to get aid into Darfur," Clooney told
the magazine.

The 74-year-old Berlusconi 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.

The actor was reportedly seen along with his Italian
girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis at one of Berlusconi`s parties.

PTI