London: Looks like the scandals surrounding the sexual activities of Silvio Berlusconi are getting more and more sordid. Italian media has published transcripts of phone calls in which the embattled Italian premier allegedly boasts of having sex with eight women in one night.
Berlusconi, 74, was recorded gloating about the encounters, and lamenting that he could not manage another three women that night, the Daily Mail reported.
The conversations were wiretapped as part of an investigation into an alleged prostitution ring surrounding the Prime Minister.
In one conversation taped by investigators in early 2009, Berlusconi told businessmen Gianpaolo Tarantini, who is being investigated for allegedly recruiting young women for him, “Last night I had a queue outside my door, there were 11 of them. I only managed to do eight of them, I couldn’t manage any more. You just can’t get round to all of them.”
“But this morning I feel great, I’m pleased with my stamina,” he said.
The taped conversations also suggested for the first time that Berlusconi gave money to the women he allegedly slept with, contradicting his repeated insistence that he has never paid for sex.
Further, it offered the strongest evidence yet that the scandal-prone billionaire used taxpayers’ money and state-owned aircraft to fly alleged prostitutes around Italy.