George Clooney testifies in Milan fraud trial
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George Clooney continued the week’s ‘hot ‘ER’ actors in court’ theme -- thank you, John Stamos, for getting that ball rolling -- testifying Friday in a multimillion-dollar fraud trial in Milan, Italy.
Three men are accused of creating the GC Exclusive by George Clooney clothing line and using falsified documents and photographs to mislead suppliers into thinking the line had the actor’s backing, Sky News reports.
Clooney, through an interpreter, delivered a sarcastic comment to the defendants about their work on the clothing and on documents and photos that he testified were fake.
''You have done a very good job,’ he said. ‘You should be very proud.’' (The judge then asked him to refrain from making comments like that.)
Stamos was able to sign autographs and pose for photos with fans outside the federal court in Michigan, but the scene around Clooney’s appearance was predictably much more chaotic, as the actor ...
... moved through a packed courthouse with his lawyer, a prosecutor and two bodyguards.
Still, Clooney smiled and waved to fans as he entered and exited the building.
-- Christie D’Zurilla
Top photo: George Clooney waves to fans and photographers, top, as he leaves court in Milan after testifying in a fraud trial on July 16, 2010. Credit: Vittorio Zunino Celotto / Getty Images
Second photo: George Clooney arrives at court in Milan on July 16, 2010, amid a crush of fans, media and security. Credit: Vittorio Zunino Celotto / Getty Images
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