Clooney, Ronaldo won't testify at Ruby trial
Defence wanted stars to back 'innocent' depiction of parties21 January, 13:01
Testimony from the Hollywood actor and the Real Madrid striker, called by the defence, was adjudged "superfluous" to the case, where the ex-premier is accused of having sex with a Moroccan dancer known as Ruby the Heart-stealer when she was 17, a year under the legal age for prostitution.
The defence wanted the two stars to attest to the non-sexual nature of the ex-premier's alleged bunga bunga parties.
The judges rejected a defence plea to suspend the trial for the duration of the election campaign and set the next hearing for Monday, January 28, when Ruby's mother will testify for the defence.