London, July 22 (ANI): Silvio Berlusconi spurns a condom - at least that's what new tapes of a hooker's alleged dealings with the Italian PM which hit the internet suggest.
The Sun reports, in one of the tapes, Patrizia D'Addario, 42, recoils as a business tycoon linked to Berlusconi's parties tells her: "He will give you a present.
"Oh, another thing - he doesn't use a condom."
She replies: "No chance without a condom. How can I be sure?"
He reassures her: "Come on - it's Berlusconi."
In another recording she made, Berlusconi asks her if she would "like tea or coffee" for breakfast.
His aides have branded the tapes "invention".
The Italian daily La Repubblica and its sister weekly, L'Espresso, published bits and bobs of the alleged bedroom conversation between Berlusconi and D'Addario.
D'Addario claims to have made the recordings during two visits that she made to Palazzo Grazioli, Berlusconi's Rome residence.
The 72-year-old business tycoon has not denied that the woman went to his residence but has said that he did not know she was an escort.
Daniele Capezzone, spokesman for Berlusconi's People of Freedom party, called the posting of the conversations "pathetic". (ANI)