Elisabetta Canalis Named in Cocaine Scandal

By: / July 29, 2010

George Clooney’s girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis has been implicated in a massive cocaine scandal involving European clubs, with one prostitute even claiming she and Canalis did drugs together.

In an expose in the Italian paper Corriere della Sera (via Us Weekly), Karima Menad — a model who later became a prostitute when she started working at a high-end nightclub in Milan, Italy — told prosecutors in 2008:

“I remember taking cocaine with Elisabetta Canalis and two others … We were in The Club and it was December 2007. We had been at a party of some famous, rich celebrity whose name I cannot remember. I don’t remember who brought the drugs but we all took it.”

Canalis and Clooney started dating in 2009, more than a year after the alleged incident.

RadarOnline reports that Menad and other women were hired to sexually cater to VIPs at The Club nightclub. Prosecutor Frank De Maio stated that their “job was to encourage these customers to drink alcohol as to increase the table’s bill, followed up by sex off premises.”

Canalis and Clooney have stayed mum on the allegations thus far. Canalis, an Italian television personality and model, recently made her American media debut on TNT’s Leverage. Watch a clip of her on the show below:


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