Berlusconi in 'Mock Marriage' With Villa Vixen: Photog
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 12, 2009 6:38 PM CDT
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, right, clasps hands with Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi at Chigi palace, Premier's office, in Rome, Wednesday, June 10, 2009.   (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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(Newser) – The paparazzo who snapped pics of nude guests at Silvio Berlusconi’s villa says another scandal is coming: the Italian prime minister in a "mock marriage" with a younger woman. Antonello Zappadu says he photographed Berlusconi in what "seemed to be a puerile game" at the villa: "He was the only man," Zappadu tells the Times of London. "There were around six girls, and there seemed to be some sort of marriage with one of them."

Zappadu, 54, says he hasn't sold the photos but doesn't have them either. Perhaps a contact abroad is holding them pending legal action that prevents Zappadu from selling more pics. For now, Zappadu remains a star at his corner bar in Olbia, Sardinia, despite his recent arrest and public censure from Berlusconi backers. “People have come up to me on the street and hugged me," he says. "I was quite surprised at first."