George Clooney Wins Fraud Lawsuit Against GC Exclusive


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George Clooney wins fraud lawsuit against GC Exclusive.

George Clooney’s lawsuit against Italian clothing manufacturer GC Exclusive is finally all sewn up. An Italian court has ruled in favor of the actor, sentencing three of the defendants to prison for falsely implying that he was designing their wares.

Vincenzo Cannalire, Francesco Galdelli, and Vanja Goffi were found guilty of fraud, including using Clooney’s likeness without permission and forging his signature on business documents, reports TMZ. Cannalire was sentenced to 1 year and 10 months in jail, Galdelli received 3 years and 6 months, and Goffi was slapped with 3 years and 10 months.

“A lot of people were taken advantage of,” Clooney said in a statement, “and I’m happy for them that this is resolved.”

Last July, Clooney testified against the trio in a Milan courtroom, saying, “I am here because I believe in justice. I am here to speak because some people are trying to use my name to gain advantage not over me but of others.”

The dapper actor added that he had never met the defendants prior to their court appearance and claimed that photos of him posing with them were obviously doctored.

“I don’t smoke and I don’t wear that watch,” the Omega spokesmodel said upon examining the images, before pointing out one major fashion faux pas. “I also don’t wear long jean shorts.”

Bad call on GC Exclusive’s part. Really, would you buy clothing from a man who wears jean shorts?

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