Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi,on trial for allegedly having sex with an underaged prostitute,on Friday denied there had ever been sex games at parties in his villa.
I can rule out that there have ever been scenes of a sexual nature, the 76-year-old told judges as he addressed the packed Milan courtroom for the first time. Everything happened in front of staff and,at times,my children too came in to say hello, Berlusconi said.
Berlusconi,whose reported bunga bunga parties won worldwide notoriety,has repeatedly denied having sex with Moroccan-born nightclub dancer Karima El Mahroug,better known by her stage name of Ruby the Heartstealer
At Fridays hearing,Berlusconi again accused magistrates of mounting a politically-driven campaign against him and defended the young women involved in the trial. The trial has damaged these girls,and this is is the most painful part of it, he said.