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George Clooney has been named as a witness in a sensational sex trial involving Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
The Hollywood A-lister is among more than 100 witnesses sought by Berlusconi's defense lawyers to testify in the premier's upcoming prostitution trial, the Associated Press reports. Other witnesses on the list include a Moroccan teenager who allegedly had sex with the prime minister and 32 other women who allegedly worked as prostitutes during parties at his villa, according to Italian news reports.
Clooney -- who maintains a home in Italy and has been dating Italian model/actress Elisabetta Canalis since 2009 -- tells ET in a statement he's baffled as to why he would be called to testify. "It seems odd since I've only met Berlusconi once and that was in an attempt to get aid into Darfur," Clooney said.
Clooney was listed because the Moroccan teen said she had seen the Hollywood star and Canalis at one of Berlusconi's parties, the AP quotes the law firm representing Berlusconi as saying.
Berlusconi, 74, is accused of paying for sex with the Moroccan girl -- known as Ruby -- who was 17 at the time, and then using his influence to try to cover it up. The prime minister denies wrongdoing.