Clooney, Ronaldo may be called in Berlusconi trial
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is facing charges of sex with an underage prostitute.
November 23rd, 2011
08:22 AM ET

Clooney, Ronaldo may be called in Berlusconi trial

Actor George Clooney and soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo could be called as witnesses in the trial of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on charges of sex with an underage prostitute, the court announced Wednesday.

Prosecutors allege Berlusconi paid for sex repeatedly with an underage prostitute and later tried to pull strings to get her out of jail when she was arrested for theft.

Berlusconi resigned earlier this month over his country's debt crisis, bringing to an apparent end an 18-year era in which he dominated Italian politics.

Prosecutors say Berlusconi had sex 13 times with underage dancer Karima el Mahroug, nicknamed "Ruby the heart-stealer."


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    Ruby the heart stealer

    November 23, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  2. BOMBO

    What, 13 times in one day? Holy cows.

    November 23, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Soooo. Clooney is being called to testify because he attended parties at Berlusconi's house?
    I don't see the correlation.

    November 23, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  4. BOMBO

    Unless he was with the PM every single moment, it would be hard to see how it would help.

    November 23, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  5. Pete Sake

    This disgusting old man doing a young girl. He should be ashamed. Beat him up until he bleeds.

    November 23, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini

      Thank you, Pete Sake. I couldn't agree with you more! In fact, I like Mussolini better.

      November 23, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. BOMBO

    I guess that this Berlusconi will somehow get off as he always does. I guess that if you have enough money, you can get away with about anything as here in the U.S. Just like us, the Italians are living in a Capitalist society!

    November 23, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    Not BOMBO@3:18; not JIF@3:25.

    +2, Bombo...

    November 23, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  8. BOMBO

    I was about to lay off George, but now......

    November 23, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gajendra

      So hard to choose a faoitvre! But I'm kind of obsessed with popcorn topped with nutritional yeast. Best late night snack ever.

      July 14, 2012 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  9. Mmmmm

    let's speculate what berlusconi will say at his trial: yes she was at the party...but she arrived with ronaldo...yes we hung out a bit...but she went home with clooney...

    November 23, 2011 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |