London: Giving evidence at Silvio Berlusconi’s trail, a model has revealed that showgirls dressed as nuns performed a pole-dancing striptease for the former Italian prime minister at a ‘bunga bunga’ party at his luxury villa at Arcore.
Morrocccan-born Imane Fadil, 27, said former TV showgirl Nicole Minetti, 28, and another guest Barbara Fagioli, 26, performed a dual ‘Sister Act’ striptease for Berlusconi at the first party Fadil attended at the villa in February 2010.
“We were standing and having a drink at the bar, when Fagioli began performing in the ‘bunga bunga’ room. After 10 minutes she disappeared with Minetti. Then they presented themselves in black nun’s tunics with a crucifix on their breast and a white veil and did a performance that I never expected,” the Telegraph quoted the model as telling a Milan court.
“They began to throw themselves around a pole, dancing a type of ‘Sister Act’. Then they stripped down to their underwear and continued to dance about. I was shocked,” she added.
Fadil was giving evidence at the trial of Berlusconi in which he is accused of paying for sex with an under age prostitute, a Moroccan-born exotic dancer nicknamed Ruby the Heartstealer, and of abusing his office by trying to have her released from police custody.
When Berlusconi saw she was embarrassed on that occasion, Imane said he stopped the striptease and took her on a personal tour of the villa and showed her his office, which was full of gifts for guests.
“He gave me a watch with Milan’s coat of arms and some earrings, telling me not to be offended because he knew that women always needed them. Then he gave me an envelope with 2,000 euros and I left,” she revealed.
Fadil told the court she had attended many parties at Villa San Martino, Berlusconi’s villa at Arcore, and had taken part initially “because I was desperate, I wasn’t working much and I was striving for big jobs.”
Fadile spoke of another occasion at the villa when showgirl Iris Berardi performed a striptease dance masquerading as the footballer Ronaldhino, wearing an AC Milan football shirt and mask of the player, while she stripped down to her G-string.
The model has previously said she was invited to the parties by TV news anchorman Emilio Fede and showbusiness agent Lele Mora who with Minetti are facing charges in a separate trial over recruiting dozens of attractive young women for Berlusconi.
Fadil also told the court Fagioli had told her that Ruby could “seek revenge” against the then prime minister because she “had video and many compromising photos of the parties and so Berlusconi had distanced himself from the under age girl”.
Fadil said that several women who went to Arcore were paid more for having sex with the former prime minister.
She said she knew of two women, one called “Joanna” and a woman from “Guatemala” who were paid to have sexual relations with Berlusconi and that “specific payments” were set aside for those who stayed the night at the villa outside Milan.
The young girls “did everything they could to stay the night”, she told the court.
She also said she had been approached by a man who wanted “to organise a meeting with Berlusconi at Arcore” between May and June 2011.
She further claimed she had been approached by the “mysterious man”called Marco who gave her a cell phone and a SIM card.
“That man threatened me saying if I said anything about our meeting, it would be my problem,” she added.
The trial is continuing in Milan.