Monday 18 November 2019

'Bunga bunga nuns' did strip show at party for Berlusconi

Former Italy Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi
Former Italy Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi
Nicole Minetti

Jo McKenna in Rome

Showgirls dressed as nuns performed a pole-dancing striptease for Silvio Berlusconi at a 'bunga bunga' party at his villa at Arcore, a Milan court heard yesterday.

Giving evidence, one of the guests, Imane Fadil (27), said Nicole Minetti (28) and Barbara Fagioli (26) performed a dual striptease for the former prime minister of Italy at the villa in February 2010.

"We were standing and having a drink at the bar, when Fagioli began performing in the 'bunga bunga' room. After 10 minutes she disappeared with Minetti. Then they presented themselves in black nuns' tunics with a crucifix on their breast and a white veil and did a performance that I never expected.

'Shocked'

"They began to throw themselves around a pole, dancing a type of 'Sister Act'. Then they stripped down to their underwear and continued to dance about. I was shocked."

Ms Fadil, a model, was giving evidence at the trial of Mr Berlusconi (75) in which he is accused of paying for sexual intercourse with an under-age prostitute, a Moroccan-born exotic dancer nicknamed Ruby the Heartstealer, and of abusing his office by trying to have her released from police custody.

Ms Fadil said Mr Berlusconi stopped the striptease when he saw she was embarrassed and took her on a tour of the villa.

He showed her his office, which was full of gifts for guests. "He gave me a watch with Milan's coat of arms and some earrings, telling me not to be offended because he knew that women always needed them. Then he gave me an envelope with €2,000 and I left."

Ms Fadile spoke of another occasion when Iris Berardi, a showgirl, performed a striptease dance masquerading as the footballer Ronaldhino, wearing an AC Milan shirt and mask of the player, while she stripped down to her G-string.

Ms Fadil told the court that several women who went to Arcore were paid more for having sex with the former prime minister. She said she knew of two women, one called Joanna and a woman from Guatemala, who were paid to have sexual relations with Mr Berlusconi.

The model has previously said she was invited to the parties by the television news anchorman Emilio Fede and the showbusiness agent Lele Mora.

They and Ms Minetti are facing charges in a separate trial over recruiting dozens of attractive young women for the then prime minister. The trial continues. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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