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Berlusconi: Italy’s Charlie Sheen

Posted on | January 18, 2011 | 14 Comments

Except that Charlie Sheen isn’t 74 years old and is not — nor we hope, ever will be — head of state:

A “significant” number of young women prostituted themselves with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, prosecutors investigating him said in a document made public on Monday.
The prosecutors also believe that Berlusconi gave some women free use of a string of apartments in a residential complex near Milan in exchange for sex, according to the document posted on the website of the lower house of parliament.
It details accusations leveled by magistrates, who are probing whether Berlusconi paid to have sex with 17-year old Karima El Mahroug, a nightclub dancer better known under the stage name “Ruby.” . . .
The probe focuses on El Mahroug, who says she received 7,000 euros ($9,318) after attending one of Berlusconi’s parties at his sumptous villa near Milan. Prosecutors allege that she went to Berlusconi’s residence several times between February and May 2010, when she was 17, and that he paid to sleep with her.

You know how liberals are always saying we need to be more enlightened and sophisiticated like the Europeans? This ought to give you a good idea what they mean by that.

(Via Real Clear World; hat-tip to Smitty in our Kabul bureau.)


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