Italy: Berlusconi indicted in prostitution probe

Contributed by Lisa Thompson

This article provides an update on allegations that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi the debauched womanizer purchased sex from a minor. The Moroccan minor, a known prostitute denies having sex with the Prime Minister however, she is shown on video but does NOT deny that he has showered her with luxuries and expensive gifts.

Apparently it is not illegal to have sex with an underage girl so long as he does not pay for it. Consequently, the lavish gifts amount to paying for it! An Italian judge has ordered him to stand trial!

Abolition!

Lisa

Italy’s Berlusconi indicted in prostitution probe
By COLLEEN BARRY, Associated Press Colleen Barry, Associated Press

MILAN — Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi, who has dodged corruption trials and no-confidence votes with the skill of an Olympic athlete, faced a potentially fatal challenge to his power Tuesday when a judge ordered him to stand trial on prostitution and abuse of power charges.

Berlusconi is going on trial April 6 in Milan on charges that he paid for sex with a 17-year-old Moroccan girl and then tried to cover it up. Berlusconi has been in court for a number of business-related charges, but this is the first time the 74-year-old billionaire businessman is being tried for personal conduct.

 READ MORE: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110215/ap_on_re_eu/eu_italy_berlusconi_scandal 

Italy: Berlusconi, Basta the bunga bunga

Contributed by Lisa Thompson

Here’s an article concerning Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi providing some background into his reputation as a debauched womanizer of worst ilk. Abolition!

Lisa

“Bunga bunga” has entered the Italian lexicon as slang to describe Berlusconi’s debauchery, shouted in war-type by those newspapers that aren’t part of the premier’s vast, privately owned media empire. But where Egypt’s youth-led revolt succeeded in bringing down a dictator, the democracy that is Italy appears incapable of rousting this aging creep.

He pays for the company of underage girls. He throws lavish bacchanals at his palazzos — likened to brothels — from Rome to Milan and a hideaway villa in Sardinia. He’s being divorced over his alleged dalliances with jailbait. He uses political muscle to intervene in police investigations. He champions bodacious TV presenters, starlets and beauty pageant contestants for public office.

And BJ asks: where is the outrage among US women and the support for the women of Italy who are demonstrating in the millions for his resignation? SHAME on us- I am with Italy and the Italian women and their men who stand shoulder to should in the streets demanding respect for their females!

Berlusconi’s bunga bunga gets women fuming
Published On Sun Feb 13 2011
By Rosie DiManno Columnist

Basta the bunga bunga.

One needn’t be bilingual to get the drift. It’s Italianese: Enough with the orgies, the Lolita prostitutes and the old satyr rutting.

Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been notoriously leading with his Johnson — Giovanni? — for years, growing increasingly sybaritic and scandalizing as he approaches his 75th birthday, unapologetic and defiant and counter-thrusting as always.

READ MORE: http://www.thestar.com/news/article/938255–dimanno-berlusconi-s-bunga-bunga-gets-women-fuming

Italy: Millions demand respect and dignity for women

Contributed By: Lisa Thompson

Silvio Berlusconi faces nation's women as a million protesters take to streets

Italians are the first country worldwide to stand in defense of the human rights of women. While the rest of the world takes weeks to amass a nearly a million (mostly men) to their squares to demand political freedom, Italy amasses a million on Day one – most of them Women demanding RESPECT for women!

The aim of the rally was for women to protest at how their dignity and the image of the country had been offended by the media tycoon’s obsession with young girls.

Mr Berlusconi was said to have watched the rally on TV but made no public comment.

Mariastella Gelmini, the education minister, said: “It’s just a small protest from trendy radical chics,” while another minister Daniele Santanche said: “It’s a shame there is so much hatred towards one man.”

Dear Friends:

Here is an update on the scandal involving Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. You may recall that he is accused of buying sex from a minor.

The reporting indicates that there were widespread protests in as many as 230 Italian cities, as well as locations in Japan and France! The Telegraph reports that, “Demonstrators, including prostitutes and nuns, carried banners saying: ‘Berlusconi resign now’ while another said ‘No prostitutes, no Madonnas, just women.’”

This is a stirring uprising. May this be the beginning of new era of respect and dignity for women in Italy!

Abolition!

Italians Protest Over Berlusconi Scandals
By RACHEL DONADIO and ELISABETTA POVOLEDO

Published: February 13, 2011

ROME — With signs reading “Enough!” and “We want a country that respects women,” thousands took to the streets across Italy on Sunday in coordinated demonstrations against Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, but their outpouring of frustration did not look poised to bring about political change.

The demonstrations — called “If not now, when?” after a Primo Levi book about the Holocaust — captured the frustration of Italians angered at the role of women in Mr. Berlusconi’s Italy, as well as a deep pessimism about the future and what they see as a growing divide between the country’s ills and the government’s concerns.