Clooney Lover Linked to Drug, Sex Probe

Witness spotted her snorting cocaine
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jul 29, 2010 4:45 AM CDT
George Clooney and Elisabetta Canalis arrive at the Academy Awards earlier this year.   (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
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(Newser) – George Cooney's Italian girlfriend snorted cocaine with a group of women at a Milan nightclub at the center of a drug and sex scandal investigation, according to a witness. “I used cocaine along with other people, among whom was Elisabetta Canalis,” testified a young French escort who talked about the shady ring that catered to the wealthy with booze, drugs and sex with high-class paramours. An Italian prosecutor said the ring functioned with the help of "image girls joining clients at private tables, inducing them to drink alcohol in order to increase the bill, and offering sexual services at locations away from the club."

Canalis, a former showgirl and current model and actress, was spotted at the club a year before she started dating Clooney, who owns an Italian villa. The Italian press has speculated for months that Clooney is about to pop the question, reports the Telegraph. There was no immediate comment on the testimony from Canalis.

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