Milan prosecutors were investigating whether the Italian Premier paid for sex with an underage girl from Morocco and then used the powers of his office to try to cover up the encounter. Berlusconi has slammed the probe, calling the claims 'incredible and grotesque.'
The teenager, a nightclub dancer nicknamed Ruby, said that the billionaire media mogul gave her 7000 euro, when she came to a Valentine's Day soiree at his villa but reiterated she didn't have sex with him, reports Stuff.co.nz.
In an interview on Sky TG24 TV, Ruby said that Berlusconi didn't know she was a minor when she was invited to his villa near Milan last year ''because I told everyone I was 24 not 17."
Asked why Berlusconi gave her the money at the first of several evening parties she said she attended at one of his villas outside Milan, Ruby replied, ''because I had just arrived in Milan and he knew of my difficult family situation and wanted to help."