Silvio: Sex is no fun if you have to pay!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Silvio Berlusconi has hit back at rumours that he has used escort girls, saying he has 'never paid for sex'.
Breaking his silence over rumours of debauched parties held at his villas, the Italian prime minister also said he had 'nothing to apologise for'.
'I have never paid for a woman – I have never understood what satisfaction one gets from that if there is no pleasure of conquest,' he added.
The 72-year-old has been under intense pressure since the weekend when it emerged that escort girls had been guests at parties held in his luxury villas.
Model Barbara Montereale, 23, claimed escort girl Patrizia D'Addario, 42, told her she had been paid to have sex with the billionaire politician . But Mr Berlusconi insisted he was the victim of a smear campaign. 'Behind Patrizia D'Addario is someone who is out to get me and she (Patrizia) has been paid well, they have a precise mandate against me,' he told glossy Italian news weekly Chi.
Asked if he suspected the escorts had been part of a honey trap, the premier replied: 'If I had any idea I would have stayed well away from such a person.
'I have nothing to be sorry about, I don't have to apologise.'
Mr Berlusconi also spoke about his divorce from his wife Veronica Lario, 52, and said it was a 'deep wound' but they had had a 'fantastic love story'.
'True love stories are never forgotten. I am fine, sad but fine. I just think about my mother every day and how she taught me never to be afraid of anyone,' he added.