Berlusconi strippers 'were dressed as nuns'
Strippers in nun costumes performed for the former Italian premier, Silvio Berlusconi, at one of the infamous "Bunga Bunga" parties at his mansion near Milan, a witness told a court yesterday.
Imane Fadil, a Moroccan model, said the first time she went to one of Mr Berlusconi's parties, he handed her €2,000 and said: "Don't be offended." She claims she then saw two young women in nun costumes with "black tunics, white veils and crosses" stripping in front of the 75-year-old tycoon.
One of the two women was Nicole Minetti, now a regional councillor for Berlusconi's People of Freedom (PDL) party in Milan, Ms Fadil claimed. She said Ms Minetti and the other woman stayed the night at the villa in Arcore near Milan, and claimed they were paid more for having sex with Mr Berlusconi.
The billionaire media mogul is on trial in Milan accused of paying for sex with an underage prostitute, Karima "Ruby" El Mahroug, who was 17 when she attended the parties in 2010. He is also charged with abuse of office for lying to officials to cover up the alleged crime. Ms El Mahroug denies having sex with Mr Berlusconi.
Mr Berlusconi rejects all charges and insists that the gatherings at Arcore were "refined and elegant soirees".
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