London, June 25 (ANI): While blasting Silvio Berlusconi's claims that he has never paid for sex, escort girl Patrizia D'Addario has said that the Italian premiere promised her help to push through a stalled construction project in return for her services.
D'Addario, a mother of one, yesterday hit back at the Italian Prime Minister's claims that she was part of an organized "mission" to malign him, reports The Times.
"I knew that I would be accused of the worst kind of wickedness but I cannot be attacked because I have always told the truth, and indeed Berlusconi cannot deny the circumstances that I have revealed," she told the newspaper Corriere Della Sera.
"Everyone knew what I was doing to maintain my family, seeing as, since my father died, it was I who had to take care of my mother and my daughter," she added.
The 72-year-old billionaire is embroiled in a host of scandals from his links to an aspiring teenage model, Noemi Letizia, 18, to a messy and potentially expensive divorce from his wife of 20 years, Veronica Lario.
D'Addario told last week that she had gone twice to Berlusconi's Rome residence on the promise of earning 1,700 pounds. (ANI)