Silvio's Latest Scandal
Another sex scandal is covering Italian news, and the star is Silvio Berlusconi again. The Guardian told the story:
A scandal over Silvio Berlusconi's relationship with a teenage Moroccan girl took on legal and political overtones today when a senior police officer confirmed that the Italian prime minister's office had intervened on her behalf when she was detained on suspicion of theft, claiming she was the granddaughter of the Egyptian president. That would appear to leave Berlusconi open to claims that he abused his position – a criminal offence under Italian law.
That would be abuse of power, but it ain't over: the Moroccan girl is minor. Read what The Telegraph wrote:
It was also claimed that the teenager witnessed after-dinner sex sessions involving escorts and models at the Italian prime minister's luxury villa, which the prime minister and his entourage reportedly referred to as "bunga-bunga" parties, a reference to one of his favorite bawdy jokes.
The Moroccan claims she attended three dinners, during which Mr Berlusconi gave her gifts including cash, Swarovski crystal and a black and white Valentino dress. But it is now understood that she insists she did not have sex with the prime minister, who prosecutors have said is not accused of any crime or under investigation.
Who is the Moroccan girl? The Telegraph told us more: Miss Keyek ran away from her Moroccan parents, who live in Sicily, in her early teens and is understood to have earned a living as a belly dancer and waitress as she tried to break into television as a showgirl. Aspiring actresses and starlets were reportedly given payments of €5,000 (£4,400) each after attending the dinners, while Miss Keyek was allegedly promised an Audi by the prime minister, according to Italian newspapers.
Actually, Mr Berlusconi confirmed the claim, saying: "I'm a kind hearted person. I like to give help to people who are in need of it." and "There was just a call made to find someone to take custody of a person that we all felt sorry for because she had told everyone a dramatic story that we gave credit to." And more: "m a playful person, full of life. I love life, I love women. Nobody can make me, at my age, change my lifestyle, of which I am absolutely proud."
Will Silvio survive this scandal too? Probably yes, if Italians don't awaken to Berlusconi.
Photos from La Repubblica.