Berlusconi entertained by lapdancers on Brazil visit
Published 03/07/2010 | 05:00
Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian prime minister, invited six lapdancers to entertain him in his hotel during an official visit to Brazil, according to reports.
The 73-year-old Italian leader is said to have watched a private exhibition of lap and pole dancing on Monday, during a trip that included meetings with Brazilian businessmen and the country's president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. The women claim that they were paid about €1,000 and promised jobs as showgirls and starlets on Italian television channels owned by Mr Berlusconi.
The prime minister's office said he was entertained by a "typically Brazilian folklore spectacle". But one of the dancers, Alexandra Valenca (28) said her performance in front of the prime minister included an erotic lap dance at a dinner in the presidential suite.
"They presented to me a plan for a programme on one of the channels that Berlusconi owns in Italy. I was told he wanted some beautiful Brazilian girls," she said. (© Daily Telegraph, London)