Berlusconi Gave Me $14K 'Present': Escort
Scandal ramps up as hostess also says PM had sex with hooker
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 22, 2009 8:02 AM CDT
Silvio Berlusconi hugs Michela Vittoria Brambilla, a tourism minister in Milan, Italy.   (AP Photo/Luca Bruno/File)
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(Newser) – Silvio Berlusconi is facing further pressure to resign after a 23-year-old revealed she had received a $14,000 "present" from the Italian PM after attending a party, reports the Times of London. The woman also says that Patrizia D'Addario, the escort at the center of the growing prostitution scandal, told her she and Berlusconi had sex. The two women had been invited to the politician's home by a fixer currently under investigation for corruption and abetting prostitution.