London, June 22 (ANI): Silvio Berlusconi has been dragged into further controversy after another woman claimed that she was paid to attend the Italian Prime Minister’s parties.
Model Barbara Montereale said that Berlusconi gave her 10,000 euros “as a present” after attending one of his parties at Villa Certosa.
She was also paid an attendance fee of 1,000 euros from a hostess service, allegedly operated by a local businessman named Giampaolo Tarantini.
Patrizia D’Addario, an escort girl and a former actress, had revealed last week that 72-year-old Berlusconi bedded her in November 2008.
Montereale said that she first met Berlusconi when she attended a dinner at Palazzo Grazioli, his residence in Rome, in November.
She was among the three women-including D’Addario and Lucia Rossini-who had been questioned by prosecutors.
Montereale also said that Patrizia had told her that she had sex with the media tycoon-turned-politician.
“Everyone at the dinner knew Patrizia was an escort,” Times Online quoted her as saying.
“I was meant to be sharing a room with Patrizia at the hotel that night. I slept there alone. When she came back at 8am she told me she had been to bed with him [Berlusconi] but that he hadn’t paid her because she had asked for a favour instead,” she added.
However, Montereale said that she was not an escort girl.
“My nickname is long thighs. I am not an escort. I am an image girl, a hostess. Appearing at nightclubs, parties, chatting with clients,” she said. (ANI)