George Clooney, Cristiano Ronaldo called to Berlusconi trial
Ruby claims to have partied with both23 November, 14:41
Karima El Mahroug, a Moroccan runaway and belly dancer also known as Ruby who allegedly took money for sex from the ex-premier, has verbally testified to seeing Clooney at a party in Berlusconi's Sardinian villa. She has also testified to spending a night in a hotel with Ronaldo. On Tuesday, the ex-premier blasted Milan prosecutors for adding 32 young women who attended his alleged sex parties to the list of civil plaintiffs.
''The only thing they did wrong was accept an invitation to dinner from the premier," he said. In three ongoing trials and many previous cases, Berlusconi has always denied wrongdoing, claiming he is the victim of a minority group of allegedly left-wing prosecutors and judges who he says are persecuting him for political reasons.
In more than a dozen cases, the ex-premier has never received a definitive conviction, sometimes because of law changes passed by his governments, while some other charges were timed out by the statute of limitations.