Silvio Berlusconi’s family has canceled payments to women who attended bunga bunga parties
Silvio Berlusconi’s family has ended monthly payments of €2,500 (£2,100) to their regular guests at the late politician’s home. The notorious bunga bunga sex partiesit showed up.
Italian media reports said that about 20 women, including models and dancers, received money from Berlusconi. Some continued the work after his death in June, aged 86.
But the Former Prime MinisterHis relatives have now chosen to cancel the money transfers, Corriere della Sera newspaper reported.
the family She also informed a number of women living in luxury apartments provided by Berlusconi that they would have to leave by the end of the year, according to Italian media.
The Telegraph was unable to contact lawyers and representatives of the Berlusconi family for comment.
According to Berlusconi, the payments made to the women were intended to compensate them for damage to their reputation caused by their appearance in the billionaire’s trials linked to alleged illegal parties he organized at his residence in Milan and Sardinia.
the Former Prime Minister He always insisted that so-called bunga bunga parties were elegant dinners.
Berlusconi has been on trial several times, facing charges of bribery, exploiting prostitutes and paying for sex with an underage woman in connection with parties.
Bought women’s cars and gifts
In the latest of the six-year trial, Berlusconi was accused of paying hundreds of thousands of euros in bribes to women so they would lie about the nature of his parties.
He allegedly bought cars and gifts for the women, gave them money and paid their rent.
the Media billionaire turned politician His lawyers had always insisted that the gifts and money were compensation for damage to the women’s reputation as a result of involvement in the bunga bunga scandal, which helped bring down Berlusconi as prime minister in 2011.
His lawyers said he was only being tried for the “crime of generosity.” Berlusconi was acquitted last February.
The acquittal was the culmination of a long legal battle that began in 2010 when Berlusconi, then prime minister, was accused of abuse of power by protecting Karima El Mahroug, a young Moroccan nightclub dancer.
The woman, known by her artistic name Ruby, had been arrested on charges of theft, but Berlusconi intervened to release her, falsely claiming that she was the niece of Hosni Mubarak, the then president of Egypt.
The following year, Berlusconi was accused of paying Ruby, who was 17 in 2010, for sex.
Initially sentenced in 2013 to seven years in prison, he was finally acquitted in March 2015 by a high court.