Berlusconi denies 'Bunga Bunga' sex parties in trial
AFPMILAN -- Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi denied at his trial Friday hosting raunchy parties, having sex with an underage prostitute and abusing his powers by pressuring police.
October 20, 2012, 12:06 am TWN
Berlusconi is accused of paying for sex with Moroccan exotic dancer Karima El-Mahroug, better known as “Ruby the Heart Stealer,” when she was 17.
“I was sure she was 24, as she herself said,” the 76-year-old added to the court.
The “Bunga Bunga” — described by many of his female guests as a type of lap dance that Berlusconi enjoyed — was “only a joke I used to tell which then got picked up by the press,” he told the court.