Berlusconi Gave Teen Stripper These 24 Gifts

Fur stole, diamond jewelry, Rolex watches among 24 presents
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Feb 21, 2011 2:06 AM CST
Karima El Mahrough ,nicknamed Ruby Heart Stealer, poses for photographers in Milan.   (AP Photo/Fabrice Thuile, Lapresse)
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(Newser) – What a generous guy Silvio Berlusconi is. He claims he didn't have sex with an underage stripper, yet he showered her with some $300,000 in gifts, according to prosecutors. Diamond and amethyst (her favorite) jewelry by Bulgari and Tiffany, two Rolex watches (which she didn't like), a fur stole, and a black Valentino dress encrusted with pearls were among the 24 presents the Italian prime minister bestowed on the 17-year-old Moroccan dancer nicknamed "Ruby Heart Stealer," reports the Telegraph. Also on the list:

  • Versace shoes
  • A Dolce & Gabbana Swarovski crystal watch (since she didn't like the Rolexes)
  • An expensive "brooch"
  • A Swarowsky-Tiffany diamond bracelet engraved with the initials RR
  • And he reportedly promised her, but did not deliver, an Audi R8

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