Martedì, 23 Ottobre 2018
MILAN

Minetti denies pimping, says 'really loved' Berlusconi

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Milan, June 7 - Silvio Berlusconi's former dental
hygienist and ex-Lombardy regional councillor Nicole Minetti on
Friday denied supplying girls for the ex-premier's alleged sex
parties.
Minetti, on trial with two others for allegedly procuring
young women including an alleged underage prostitute known as
Ruby, said she had never taken them to the centre-right leader's
mansion outside Milan.
She also told the court she had felt "true love" for
Berlusconi.
Minetti was reportedly at one stage involved with the
politician-turned media magnate, who is separately on trial for
allegedly paying Ruby for sex and using his position as premier
to cover up their relationship.
Berlusconi, who faces a possible six-year sentence in that
trial, has had a steady girlfriend, Francesca Pascale, since he
re-entered the political fray to take his conservative alliance
within a whisker of winning the February general election.
On trial with Minetti in the pimping trial are former
Berlusconi TV anchor Emilio Fede and bankrupt talent scout Lele
Mora.
The prosecution has requested a seven-year jail term for the
three.
Minetti also told the court that when Berlusconi phoned from
Paris to ask her to take Ruby home after telling police she was
former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak's niece, she was "only
doing it for the girl's benefit".
The ex-Lombardy councillor, who took Ruby away with a
Brazilian prostitute, said she had been the target of an
"unprecedented hate campaign".
Minetti also denied "running" a stable of more than 30 young
women who attended Berlusconi's so-called 'bunga bunga' parties
and allegedly had sex with him.
Berlusconi and Ruby deny having sex and say a
4.5-million-euro gift was to help her set up a beauty salon.
The ex-premier has said he felt sorry for the
then-17-year-old Ruby, a Moroccan-born nightclub dancer whose
real name is Karima El Mahroug, after she told him she had fled
an allegedly abusive Islam-enforcing father and also suffered in
youth shelters.

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