By Kate Ward
Updated July 16, 2010 at 03:55 PM EDT

On Friday, George Clooney testified in court against three defendants in Milan who allegedly exploited the actor’s name in order to sell fashion, Reuters reports. “I came here because I believe in the judicial system and because there were people using my name to take advantage of people,” Clooney said during the trial. The incident in question occurred two years back; the defendants, named Vincenzo Cannalire, Francesco Galdelli, and Vanja Goffi, face fraud, forgery, and possession of stolen goods charges.