This article is from the archive of our partner. We've marveled at Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's ability to remain in office despite his fondness for Holocaust jokes , underage Moroccan runaways named Ruby the Heart Stealer , and 'bunga bunga' parties at his villa outside Milan, which include everything you'd expect from a 'bunga bunga' party hosted by Silvio Berlusconi. How to explain the man's remarkable resiliency? We'd suggest that the year-old embattled prime minister--like countless other year-old embattled prime ministers before him--has benefited from the press heretofore refraining from publishing any photos of the aging prime minister "naked in the company of young women. That could be changing, now Italian tabloids are in a bidding war for new images of Berlusconi "naked in the company of young women. This article is from the archive of our partner The Wire.
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Silvio Berlusconi Nude Photos to Horrify Italian Tabloid Readers? - The Atlantic
By Nick Pisa In Rome. A model who was a guest at former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's infamous bunga bunga parties today told a court she knew of incriminating sexual photographs showing him with a teenage belly dancer. Imane Fadil, 26, described how she had heard that the pictures showed twice-married Berlusconi, 74, with his head resting on the stomach of then year-old belly dancer Karima El Mahroug. He is accused of paying the teenager for sex, as well as dozens of other women, who were guests at the debauched parties he hosted where guests dressed as nuns and police officers before performing pole dances. Claims: Model Imane Fadil, who was a guest at former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's infamous bunga bunga parties, told a court she knew of incriminating sexual photographs showing him with a teenage belly dancer. Miss Fadil confirmed to the court in Milan rumours that have been circulating in Italy for months that incriminating pictures of a sexual nature showing Berlusconi and Miss El Mahroug exist. She said that 'a friend of a friend' named Gigi told her at a party last month that his girlfriend Michelle Conceicao had pictures of Ruby and the billionaire media tycoon who resigned from office last November.
Berlusconi Party Pics: Nude Photos Plague Italian
Italy's Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, played down as "innocent" photographs published in a Spanish newspaper that show topless women and a naked man sunbathing at his seaside villa. He protested, however, that their publication invaded his privacy. Mr Berlusconi's colourful private life, which has prompted investigation into his use of state planes to airlift party guests to his Sardinia mansion, has become an explosive issue ahead of the European elections; Italians are due to vote on Sunday.
By Andrew Willis. Photographs of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi entertaining guests at his Sardinian villa were released by Spanish daily El Pais on Friday 5 June , including a number of images of scantily clad girls and one of a naked man. Mr Berlusconi reacted to their publication saying: "I have nothing to fear. They are innocent photos, there is no scandal, but it is an unacceptable violation of privacy and a scandalous attack. We celebrate 20 years of independent, expert news on Europe.