Sydney, Jan 20 (ANI): Silvio Berlusconi's representative has dismissed claims that the Italian Prime Minister paid money to have sex with the underage girls.
Giuseppe Spinelli, who is suspected of handling money for Berlusconi's prostitutes, even unwittingly, described the scandal as exaggerated and said cash payments and apartments lent to the girls involved were merely acts of charity towards women in need.
"It's much more simple than it seems. We help people who have problems. I understand that anyone not involved in the situation cannot know. They have no idea how many people we've helped," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted him as telling in a television interview.
Even, actress Sabina Began, nicknamed "Queen Bee" by the media for allegedly ruling over the other girls at Berlusconi's parties, said the Prime Minister would help anyone.
"Young, old, ugly and hunchbacked: he likes to give," she told Sky Italia. (ANI)