CLOONEY GF COKE SCANDAL

Published on: July 29, 2010
CLOONEY GF COKE SCANDAL

GEORGE CLOONEY's Italian model girlfriend ELIZABETTA CANALIS implicated in a cocaine scandal that led to the arrest of five people.

RadarOnline.com reports that Canalis has been implicated in an Italian cocaine scandal where one witness testified: "I've done cocaine with other people including Elisabetta Canalis."

According Corriere della Sera, an investigation was launched in 2008 into two Milan, Italy nightclubs that were allegedly running an escort and prostitution ring fueled by alcohol and cocaine. Those nightclubs were regularly frequented by celebrities.

"(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," prosecution charged "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 from Paris, France testified she lived in Milan for over a year and was as a prostitute at one of the nightclubs implicated in the scandal.

Two nightclubs - Hollywood and The Club - were described as a "free zone" with "free cocaine for VIP's" where celebrities considered themselves above the law.

"The VIP's were protected, hidden…able to safely conduct themselves in any way, hidden from the court of public opinion," Prosecutor Di Maio said.

Karima gave verbal testimony to prosecutor Di Maio on October 21, 2008 stating she had done cocaine with Canalis, 31.

Using the investigation and testimony obtained in 2008, prosecutors were able to seize and shut down the nightclubs on July 26, 2010 as well as put five of the main offenders under house arrest.

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