George Clooney’s girlfriend linked to sex ring
George Clooney's Italian girlfriend has been implicated in a wide-ranging sex and drugs scandal.
Elisabetta Canalis's name has come up in a scandal involving businessmen, celebrities and high-class prostitutes.
The Italian Press has speculated for months that George Clooney might be about to propose marriage to Ms Canalis.
A former showgirl, Ms Canalis is said to have taken cocaine at a nightclub in Milan that is now at the centre of an investigation into an alleged prostitution ring in which rich clients enjoyed the favours of high-class escort girls while taking drugs.
In court documents released in Milan this week, a French escort girl testified that she saw a number of models and starlets taking cocaine at the clubs, among them Miss Canalis (31).
“I used cocaine along with other people, among whom was Elisabetta Canalis,” said Karima Menad (26). Her evidence forms part of a dossier which has been put together by prosecutors.
The allegation dates back to 2008, a year before Ms Canalis started dating Clooney (49), who owns a luxury villa on the shores of Lake Como, north of Milan.