A newly released audio tape apparently captures Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in a graphic sexual conversation with a female escort, reports the Daily Telegraph. Two voices on the tape discuss orgasm and a just-ended satisfying sexual encounter, with the man recommending that the woman "touch" herself "often." The tape was recorded by escort Patrizia D'Addario, 42, after spending the night at Berlusconi's official residence, according to opposition newsmagazine L'Espresso.
The tape, the third to be released, seriously threatens Berlusconi's relationship with the Vatican, and will likely scuttle any upcoming audience with the pope, say observers. Berlusconi has admitted an escort was at his residence, but said that he would not pay for sex because it "does not involve the thrill of conquest." His attorney said the tapes are "completey improbable."