Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi boasts of sexual prowess as he claims of sleeping with multiple women in a night to the man who provided him with escorts for a New Years party
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has boasted of sleeping with eight women in one night.
Berlusconi (74) made the claim in a bugged phone chat with businessman Giampaolo Tarantini, who allegedly recruited escort girls for his wild parties.
"Yesterday evening there was a queue outside my door," said Berlusconi. "There were 11. I had eight because I couldn't go any further. You can't do all of them."
Tall demands: Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi told Gianpaolo Tarantini 'not
to bring tall [girls], as we are not tall'. Pic/afp
The call was on New Year's Day 2009, with Berlusconi adding: "I feel good this morning . . . the things you have to do on New Year's Eve."
The revelation comes from 1,00,000 wire taps in a judicial investigation into eight people who allegedly supplied escort girls for Berlusconi's parties.
Escort Maria Teresa De Nicolo claims she slept with Berlusconi and two women.
She said, "Before I got to his party I was given 1,000 euro (Rs 65,000) and told, "If Silvio wants you to stay, then stay . . . don't worry, he will give you money."
On the tap the Italian Prime Minister, who is 5 feet 5 inches tall, is also heard asking Gianpaolo Tarantini 'not to bring tall [girls], as we are not tall.'
At one point, he reveals that there are 40 women staying in his house who just won't leave.
In many others, he asks excitedly who the businessman will bring him next.
The investigation in the southern city of Bari, where Tarantini was based, includes about 100,000 wiretapped conversations, targeting eight people, including Tarantini, his brother and a woman nicknamed in the Italian media as 'Queen Bee' for her alleged role in recruiting women for the premier.
Berlusconi denies any wrongdoing and paying for sex.
Silvio Berlusconi's top aide says the Italian leader has no desire to quit despite a sex scandal.
Angelino Alfano, who Berlusconi tapped as his successor, told a rally in northern Italy yesterday their conservative party still supports him. He added "the premier has no desire to resign."