Washington: Silvio Berlusconi has blamed "feminist, communist" judges for a USD 260,000-a-day divorce settlement with his former wife Veronica Lario.
The 76-year-old politician told the private La7 network on Tuesday that he would be appealing against the court`s settlement, CBS News reported.
It had been initially reported that the settlement amounted to USD 130,000-a-day but former Italian premier said the figure, with arrears, was double that.
He said: "These are three women judges, feminists and communists, OK? These are the Milan judges who have persecuted me since 1994."
Lario had filed for divorce in 2009, citing Berlusconi`s fondness for younger women.