Girls picked out for bunga bunga parties
An Anglo-Italian showgirl had sex for money at Silvio Berlusconi's 'bunga bunga' parties and acted as a madam for other young women, an Italian court heard yesterday.
Nicole Minetti (28), a former councillor for Mr Berlusconi's political party, not only recruited alleged call girls for the parties but actively participated herself, prosecutors alleged.
Emilio Fede and Lele Mora, two associates of Mr Berlusconi, picked out and vetted young women as though they were "tasters of fine wines", the court heard.
The claims were made in the trial of Mr Fede, Mr Mora and Ms Minetti, all of whom are accused of recruiting prostitutes for parties held by Mr Berlusconi (76) at his villa in Arcore near Milan. They deny all charges. (© Daily Telegraph, London)