Illicit Italians

Berlusconi's 'Bunga-Bunga' Sex Parties

What a wild, debauched life Silvio Berlusconi leads. The latest sex scandal embroiling the Italian Prime Minister comes courtesy of a 17-year-old Moroccan belly dancer, who claims Berlusconi had given her €7,000 (about $1,300) and jewelry when she sat next to him at a Valentine's Day dinner held this year for 10 women at his mansion near Milan. The belly dancer, Karima Keyek, is better known by her stage name of Ruby Rubacuori, or “Stealer of Hearts,” and denies sleeping with the frisky politician. “It’s the first time in my life that a man has not tried to take me to bed,” said Keyek. “He behaved like a father, I swear.” Keyek did, however, claim that the 74-year-old politician hosts lavish parties that soon transform into “bunga-bunga” sex sessions between male and female guests. Just last year, Berlusconi’s second wife, Veronica Lario, accused him of “frequenting minors” and left him after he was caught attending the 18th birthday party of aspiring model Noemi Letizia. Berlusconi denied the claim, alleging he was an old friend of Letizia’s family.