Call Girl Targeted After Tattling on Berlusconi

Book reveals randy details about prime minister's 'harem'
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Nov 23, 2009 2:33 AM CST
Italian escort Patrizia D'addario sings during an Italian style party named "I love Silvio" in Paris earlier this year.   (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
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(Newser) – A call girl was attacked and threatened after she revealed she slept with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, she reveals in a new book. Soon after she tattled, a mystery car tried to ram Patrizia D'Addario as she drove near her home, she writes. "It was a miracle I survived," she adds. Thieves also busted into her home, she was nearly raped, and her mother was punched, reports the Guardian.

A man also made menacing phone calls threatening to rape her daughter, she writes. D'Addario said the first night she attended a party at Berlusconi's home it was like being "in a harem." Being an escort, "I reckon I have seen a few things. But I'd missed out on this — 20 women for one man," she added. D'Addario said she spotted two lesbians kissing at the party, which threatens to do more damage to Berlusconi's political career among Italians than reports of his heterosexual promiscuity.