Up until now, Elisabetta Canalis has been known as the gorgeous woman on the arm of George Clooney for the past year.
But the Italian beauty suddenly finds herself in the news for other, far more sordid reasons: a fellow model (turned prostitute) claims she saw Canalis snort a couple lines of cocaine at a Milan nightclub in 2007.
Referring to a 2007 incident at The Club, an establishment under investigation for allowing drugs and sex, Karima Menad told prosecutors two years ago: “I remember taking cocaine with Elisabetta Canalis and two others.”
This admission is part of documents obtained this week by Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.
Canalis started dating Clooney last July, but Menad was referring to a night in December 2007 in her testimony, adding:
“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.”
The Club was shut down on July 26 amidst reports that women were brought in to entertain customers.
“Their job was to encourage these customers to drink alcohol as to increase the table’s bill, followed up by sex off premises,” said prosecutor Frank Di Maio. “They were often given cocaine for free by those who want to sit at a table of famous people… they want the visibility that comes from being seated at a central table, and to be seen with models, or celebrities from fashion, entertainment and sport.”
Canalis is yet to comment on her alleged role in this scandal.