Gotta hand it to the Europeans. Their political sex scandals are always so much more interesting than ours in America. Seems a photographer from Spanish daily El Pais snapped some long-distance, candid photos of the Italian Prime Minister's mansion. And from what I can tell, Silvio Berlusconi throws some wild parties at his Villa in Sardinia. Although no wrongdoing is alleged, Berlusconi is not happy with this invasion of his privacy. The pictures were taken by Italian photographer Antonello Zappadu from outside the villa during a party for a Czech delegation.
The photos published in El Pais show Berlusconi and mostly young topless female guests strolling at the Villa Certosa a.k.a. Villa "Festiva" on the island of Sardinia or Cerdeña. One image shows a man, nude and with an erection, standing over a woman. The man with the erection is said to be former Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek, he resigned his office in March. The photos were taken last summer while Topolanek was still the Czech PM. "It is me in the photo," said Mr Topolanek, but he said that the photographs had been doctored to show him with an elect penis.
The prime minister has threatened to sue the newspaper calling the nude photos an invasion of his privacy. On Italian public radio, Berlusconi said:
“I am not frightened. These are innocent photos, there is no scandal, but there has been an aggressive intrusion into my private life. The photos show people bathing in a jacuzzi inside a private property, something party guests were invited to do,”
Nudity and especially nude sunbathing is common in Europe. I guess the scandal is that he had all these naked people running around his mansion and his wife wasn't there. Bill Clinton must be green with envy and trying to think of some international excuse for getting invited to Europe to hang with Berlusconi. Berlusconi, it seems, often invite various artists, dancers, TV hostesses and even head of states to the Villa Certosa. And I am almost sure he has a mistress or many lovers other than his wife. By European standards, I don't think this situation is very much scandalous. It is widely socially acceptable for powerful men in that part of the world to be seen in public with their mistresses. So, this is much to do about nothing but enjoy the pics! LOL... Click on pictures to enlarge.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (right) and former Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek.-----------------------------------------------------
Silvio Berlusconi (born September 29, 1936 in Milan, Italy) is an Italian politician, entrepreneur, real estate and insurance tycoon, bank and media proprietor and sports team owner. He is the second longest-serving Prime Minister of the Italian Republic (President of the Council of Ministers of Italy), a position he has held on three separate occasions: from 1994 to 1995, from 2001 to 2006 and currently since 2008. He is the leader of the People of Freedom political movement, a center-right party he founded in 2009, merging Forza Italia, his own party, with Alleanza Nazionale of Gianfranco Fini. His party's victory in the 2008 general elections paved the way for a third mandate in office. As of January 2009, he is the senior G8 leader, the longest-serving current leader of a G8 country.
Berlusconi is the founder and major shareholder of Fininvest, one of the country's ten largest privately owned companies, which currently operates in media and finance. Its portfolio includes three (out of seven) national analogue television channels, various digital television channels, as well as some of the larger-circulation news magazines. Together these account for nearly half the Italian market. He is the owner of the Italian football club A.C. Milan. Under his lead, the club has won a number of national and international trophies. With Ennio Doris he founded Mediolanum SpA, one of Italy's biggest banking and insurance groups. Berlusconi, together with the Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, is the main shareholder of Mediaset, a publicly traded company. According to Forbes magazine, Berlusconi is Italy's third richest person, with personal assets worth $9.4 billion (USD) in 2008, preceded only by Michele Ferrero and Leonardo del Vecchio. www.GutterUncensoredPlus.com