Berlusconi Moves Bunga Bunga Parties to New Estate

It's just his VIP guest house, insist Italian PM's lawyers
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 6, 2011 3:06 AM CDT
Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi reacts during a press conference.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – With Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi facing trial for allegedly having sex with an underage prostitute, he took the only reasonable action—he moved his infamous "bunga bunga" sex parties to a new location. Leaked wiretaps reveal that Berlusconi has continued with the raunchy, sex-filled bashes, but moved them from his estate at Arcore, near Milan, to his Villa Gernetto, a house he uses to host visiting VIPs, reports the Telegraph.

Investigators apparently stumbled across the new location during an investigation into the activities of Italian businessman Flavio Briatore. "I find it absurd that a newspaper has revealed wiretaps before an investigation has even formally closed," said Briatore's lawyer, while Berlusconi's lawyer called the allegation "completely without foundation." He added: "At Villa Gernetto no parties were ever organized but instead, as can be proved by documentation, there have been numerous events between foreign and Italian political visitors."

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