Inside Berlusconi's 'Bunga Bunga' Room

Prosecutors bare details: stripper pole, nurses' uniforms, and more
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 21, 2011 2:24 AM CST
Italian magistrates are probing Berlusconi's ties to 17-year-old nightclub dancer "Ruby Heartstealer."   (AP Photo/str)
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(Newser) – The reports of Silvio Berlusconi's activities just got a little more colorful. The Telegraph shares details contained within a 389-page investigation assembled by prosecutors, which exposes the sordid goings-on at the leader's alleged sex parties. They reportedly involved a "bunga bunga" room with sofas and a pole for strip dancing, where women (some in nurses' uniforms) would grind up against the aging leader. One woman described "rubbing him up and letting him have a feel, indulging in mock lesbian kisses and rubbing against each other."

Wiretap evidence paints an unflattering picture of the 74-year-old head of state being squeezed for cash by a circle of "rapacious" young women whose parents urge them to have sex with him. "Berlusconi has become a figure of fun,” an analyst tells the Telegraph. “He comes across as an old fool at the mercy of these girls and their relatives who use him as a sort of cash machine.” Meanwhile, the Vatican may have finally had enough of Berlusconi's antics. Accusations that the Italian leader paid a 17-year-old girl for sex are "troubling," Vatican second-in-command Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone told reporters, adding that Italian politicians should show "robust morality."

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