George Clooney‘s girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis has reportedly been implicated in an Italian cocaine scandal that has led to the arrest of five people.
RadarOnline.com reports reports that a witness in a cocaine scandal in Italy testified, “I’ve done cocaine with other people including Elisabetta Canalis.”
Corriere della Sera, an Italian newspaper, reports an investigation was launched in 2008 into two Milan, Italy, nightclubs that were allegedly running an escort and prostitution ring that was fueled by alcohol and cocaine.
“They [the girls] were brought into the clubs by the various characters acting as PR for the evenings to entertain customers at the tables of the private club,” prosecutor Frank Di Maio stated in the investigative documents. “Their job was to encourage these customers to drink alcohol as to increase the table’s bill, followed up by sex off premises.”
Karima, a 26-year-old model who ended up as a prostitute at one of the nightclubs, gave verbal testimony to prosecutor Di Maio on Oct. 21, 2008 that she had done cocaine with Elisabetta.
Five of the main offenders were put under house arrest using the testimony and investigation from 2008 and the nightclubs were shut down on July 26, 2010.
“The VIP’s were protected, hidden… able to safely conduct themselves in any way, hidden from the court of public opinion,” Di Maio said of the two nightclubs, Hollywood and The Club. “They were often given cocaine for free by those who want to sit at a table of famous people… they want the visibility that comes from being seated at a central table, and to be seen with models, or celebrities from fashion, entertainment and sport.”
The good news for George, or bad news depending on how you look at it, is that he didn’t start dating Elisbaetta until 2009, after the scandal allegedly occurred!