from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
Important news from Italy, courtesy of News.com.au:
Court: Silvio Berlusconi was sexually stimulated at Bunga Bunga parties with Karima el-Mahroug aka Ruby.
The Milan court that convicted Silvio Berlusconi of paying an underage prostitute for sex said proof of intercourse wasn’t needed to find him guilty.The court, in a 326-page document supporting the June 24 conviction, seven-year jail sentence and life-time political ban, said all it needed was evidence that the former premier’s ”sexual instincts” were stimulated in exchange for payment.
”Indeed, stripping, nude dancing, revealing breasts and buttocks while winking, displaying their nudity for the defendant at close range, are all behaviors objectively suitable for stimulating the sexual instinct of Berlusconi,” the court said.
It cited testimony that the evenings culminated with physical contact with Berlusconi ”such as rubbing, fondling of breasts and intimate parts and groping buttocks, hips and thighs.”
The court noted that the Moroccan teen at the centre of the scandal, Karima el-Mahroug, better known as Ruby, received $3000 cash every time she attended a ‘Bunga Bunga’ party, plus jewellery and a lump sum of 57,000 euros purportedly to open a beauty salon, in exchange for sexual favours. The court asserted Berlusconi was aware she was a minor – 17 – at the time of the 2010 encounters.
Both Berlusconi, 77, and el-Mahroug, 21, have denied having had sex. Berlusconi firmly denies the charges, including one that he used his influence to force a public official to cover up the under-age prostitution charge, and claims that the case is part of a judicial plot to sideline him politically. …
Neither Berlusconi nor el-Mahroug testified in the under-age prostitution trial. El-Mahroug, however, did testify in the trial of three Berlusconi aides who were convicted in July of procuring prostitutes for the parties. She told that court that Berlusconi’s disco featured aspiring showgirls dressed as sexy nuns and nurses performing striptease acts, and that one woman even dressed up as President Barack Obama.
Serious perversion, obviously.
… The court said the details of the sexual encounter with Berlusconi are ”irrelevant,” rather it was sufficient that she was “trading her body in any way for remuneration.”
That would seem to be an attack on the institution of marriage, not to mention on the professions of acting and modelling. However:
El-Mahroug has not been charged with any offense.
Oh, those politicians! Oh, those judges!