Poor George Clooney has had to issue a statement denying the rumors that he’s selling his Italian villa.

He said “[I am] not selling my house in Italy… the story was made up… then picked up… and now denied… end of another riveting day of false news.”

Just days after Clooney appeared in court, to testify over the illegal use of his name by three Italian conmen who were using his name to set up a fictitious fashion line, he told Gossip Cop that the latest rumors that he’s selling his Lake Como villa, “Oleandra”.

Over the last couple of days a number of Italian news outlets got the wrong end of the stick and had been reporting that Clooney was selling up.

As well as speaking to Gossip Cop directly, Clooney’s representatives confirmed that the story was just a rotten rumor.

The last couple of months for Clooney have really proved just because you’re paranoid don’t mean they’re not after you.