London, June 21 (ANI): Back in November last year, when Barack Obama was making history as US president, Italian premiere Silvio Berlusconi was enjoying a candlelit dinner party with three beautiful women at Palazzo Grazioli, his luxurious residence in Rome, reveals one of the guests.
Patrizia D'Addario, 42, a former actress and escort girl said that the 72-year-old then asked her to stay for the night. Not only that, but she claims to have taped the conversation that followed.
"Go and wait for me in the big bed," Berlusconi is said to have told her.
He was going to have a shower and change into a bathrobe, reports The Times.
If an extract from D'Addario's tape, that was leaked to an Italian newspaper and published, is to be believed, she replied: "Yes, the big bed."
As per D'Addario, Berlusconi's staff reminded him that he was expected at an election night rally organised by the Italy-USA Foundation, but the prime minister stayed at home. Officials informed him later of Obama's victory.
The next day, D'Addario was given a multicoloured tortoise encrusted with precious stones by the millionaire, she claims.
Her account joins the unending list of claims about Berlusconi's private life that have embarrassed him. He has described D'Addario's claims as "trash and falsehood".
"I will not be swayed by these attacks and will continue to work for the good of the country," he said. (ANI)