Entries in Silvio Berlusconi (2)


George Clooney’s ‘Astonishing’ Evening in Berlusconi’s Bedroom

Jamie McCarthy/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Actor George Clooney is talking about the night he went to Prime Minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi’s home -- infamous for lavish sex parties -- and was invited to the leader’s bedroom. Berlusconi’s bashes have come to be known as “bunga bunga” parties, and Clooney says he got an invite.

In an interview with Time, the Hollywood heartthrob recounted the time when he met with the notorious 75-year-old ladies’ man.  Clooney wanted to solicit Italy’s help in providing assistance to Darfur -- a cause that’s close to the activist actor’s heart. But when the talk of Darfur was over, things  changed.

“I had one evening with Berlusconi that was one of the more astonishing evenings of my life,” he recalled, smiling.

“It was an amazing conversation.  He took me up and showed me his bedroom, and the bed that (Russian President Vladimir) Putin had given him. There are so many jokes, and so little time.”

“It became a very different kind of evening than anyone thought, and I was like, ‘I have to go,’ and he says ‘nooo,’ and I say, ‘no, I really do,’” Clooney, who owns a home in Italy, told Time.

Berlusconi, a media tycoon, allegedly has thrown “bunga bunga” parties at his home with women said to be dressed as nurses and police officers. Berlusconi is being tried for allegedly paying for sex with an underage prostitute.

He denies any wrongdoing. Three of his aides have been indicted in connection with the case.

Clooney had been called to testify in Berlusconi’s defense and has said he would, but noted that he did not attend the “bunga bunga” party, which he was rumored to have.

“I wasn’t at his bunga bunga party,” Clooney declared.

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George Clooney Named Witness in Italian PM's Prostitution Trial

ABC News(LONDON) -- George Clooney's name has been dragged into the high-profile prostitution trial of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

According to BBC News, Clooney and his girlfriend, Italian model Elisabetta Canalis, have been named witnesses by Berlusconi's defense team.

Berlusconi is accused of having paid for sex with a then-17-year-old Moroccan girl.  The teen, known as Ruby, reportedly has claimed that Clooney and his girlfriend attended a party hosted by Berlusconi last year.

Clooney owns a villa on Lake Como, north of Milan.

After being named a witness in the trial, reports Clooney saying, "It seems odd since I've only met Berlusconi once and that was in an attempt to get aid into Darfur."

Berlusconi's trial is set to begin April 6.

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