Berlusconi Blasts 'Feminist, Communist' Judges
He's upset about his divorce settlement
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 9, 2013 3:45 PM CST
Former Premier Silvio Berlusconi gestures as he is interviewed during a television show recorded in Rome, Italy, Jan. 9, 2013.   (AP Photo/Mauro Scrobogna, Lapresse)

(Newser) – Milan court officials have defended the impartiality of their judges after ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi blamed "feminist, communist" magistrates for his $260,000-a-day divorce settlement. Berlusconi made the accusation in an interview with the La7 private television network and said he was appealing the settlement with his second ex-wife, Veronica Lario. "These are three women judges, feminists and communists, OK?" he said. "These are the Milan judges who have persecuted me since 1994."

The president of the Milan tribunal and the head of the appeals court released a statement saying they "strongly rejected any insinuation of impartiality" of the tribunal's judges, whom they described as "diligent professionals."

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Jan 10, 2013 12:37 AM CST
Sadly, Italy is not the only nation with feminist-communist judges. In the US family courts are too often run by feminist judges who often hate men and who are determined to stick it to the guy in cases of divorce. Too often the man is supposed to pay and pay, and never see his children. America needs a revamp of its entire judiciary.
Jan 9, 2013 11:56 PM CST
There might be billions of earth-like planets in our galaxy, but I don't think there could be a place like Italy on any of them! LOL
Jan 9, 2013 9:17 PM CST
hey veronica lario come see about me now that you are free!