George Clooney is coming to the defense of pal — and Cindy Crawford‘s husband — Rande Gerber, who is currently being sued for sexual harassment.
"I was with Rande the entire night — as were a lot of people," he said in a statement to Usmagazine.com Monday, regarding an occasion in which two former female employees said Gerber tried to kiss and fondle them. "They will all say the same thing that I’m saying. This event never happened. Period."
The lawsuit was filed in March in San Diego County Superior Court by a pair of former waitresses who claimed they were fired from a restaurant owned by Gerber’s company for refusing to give in to the advances of Gerber and other managers where they worked.
On one occasion in 2008, while working at the Moonstone Lounge in San Diego, one of the women claims the supermodel’s husband attempted to kiss her three times during the night, then "put his hand up [her] dress in between her legs in an attempt to fondle her crotch," TMZ reported.
"Mr. Gerber and Mr. Clooney will take lie detector tests to prove that the allegations against Mr. Gerber are false," a Gerber Group spokesperson told TMZ Monday.
He added: "Mr. Gerber will not settle this extortion case even for a single dollar and will take all actions necessary to clear his name, including filing a $10 million lawsuit for malicious prosecution once these allegations are proven false."
Gerber, 47, owns the Midnight Oil chain of bars and lounges. He and Crawford, who have been married for 11 years, have two children, Presley, 9, and Kaia, 7.