Exploitation

George Clooney Testifies in Italy

Ever hear of the Italian fashion brand George Clooney? Most likely not because the brand, named after the Up in the Air actor, never became much more than the fraudulent scheme of three Italian men who used Clooney’s name during a fashion show two years ago. Now Clooney, who testified on Friday, is getting back at the exploiters, Vincenzo Cannalire, Francesco Galdelli, and Vanja Goffi. “I came here because I believe in the judicial system and because there were people using my name to take advantage of people,” Clooney told the court. The suave star said the men had illegally copied his signature on several documents and inappropriately took advantage of his Hollywood-star cache. At the end of the two-hour hearing, the judge thanked Clooney, adding, “This hearing lasted as long as a film.”