Actor George Clooney and ex-girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis have been accepted as witnesses in the case against former Italy Premier Silvio Berlusconi, who is on trial for allegedly paying for sex with an underage prostitute, AP reports.
Clooney has said he visited the premier's residence only once, seeking aid for Darfur, but declined an invitation to stay for a party. "The Descendants" star told Time magazine, "I wasn't at the bunga bunga party. I went to speak about Darfur. ... It was a very interesting conversation to say the least, that became a very different kind of event than anyone ever thought." When asked to stay, the actor said he responded: "No, I gotta go." The witness list also includes Karima el-Mahroug, the Moroccan teen who is alleged to have had sex with Berlusconi in exchange for money. Both she and Berlusconi, 75, have denied a sexual relationship. The trial continues next week.