Berlusconi no seu melhor
Petar Pismestrovic, «Kleine Zeitung»
O inenarrável mundo de Silvio Berlusconi:
Silvio Berlusconi has denied accusations that he paid a teenage runaway for sex. The Italian prime minister said on Monday he gave €45,000 (£39,700) to Karima el Mahroug, a belly dancer who uses the name Ruby, to help her launch a beauty centre, complete with a laser hair-removing machine, so that she could escape a life of prostitution. “The girl told a very painful and moving story,” he said. Berlusconi is on trial for using an underage prostitute because prosecutors believe he had sex with Mahroug in 2010 when she was 17, a year younger than the legal age for prostitution in Italy. He is also accused of coercing police into freeing Mahroug when she was arrested last year on suspicion of theft.
Berlusconi repeated his claim that he had mistakenly believed Mahroug could be the granddaughter of former Egyptian leader, Hosni Mubarak. He told police so after her arrest to avoid “a diplomatic incident”. […]