Berlusconi Blocks Release of Topless Photos

Images from New Year's party violate privacy, PM says
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted May 30, 2009 5:15 PM CDT
Veronica Lario, the wife of Silvio Berlusconi, has publicly aired her differences with him.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
camera-icon View 3 more images

(Newser) – Silvio Berlusconi can rest easy: Racy photos allegedly showing young, bikini-clad and topless women frolicking at his villa will be sealed, BBC reports. The Italian prime minister said the 700 images, furtively snapped by a photographer on the island of Sardinia, violated his guests’ privacy. Meanwhile pressure is mounting on Berlusconi to explain his relationship with 18-year-old model Noemi Letizia.