Silvio Berlusconi

Escort: 'We Didn't Sleep a Wink'

On November 4, the world's leaders were up all night, awaiting the results of the American presidential election. Silvio Berlusconi couldn't sleep either. "We didn't sleep a wink," an escort said about the evening in recordings of conversations between her and the Italian prime minister released Monday. Berlusconi, according to the recordings, suggested that the next time he and the escort, Patrizia D'Addario, get together, he would involve another girlfriend. "He said that he has a girlfriend and would like to have me lick this girlfriend," D'Addario says in one conversation. The Berlusconi camp has vigorously denied that he has ever paid for sex—a claim that the recordings, however salacious, do not contradict.