Italian PM `paid £100K to TV weather girl`

Silvio Berlusconi paid Alessandra Sorcinelli after she attended sex parties.

London: Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi paid GBP 100,000 to a glamorous TV weather girl after she attended his infamous sex parties, it has emerged.

Prosecutors have discovered bank records, which have shown that he gave Alessandra Sorcinelli money, reports the Daily Mail.

The payments started in 2010 and averaged GBP 8,500 a month.

According to the papers, the money was called a ``non interest-earning loan``.

Berlusconi is being investigated over allegations that he paid 17-year-old belly dancer Karima El Mahroug for sex after she attended a so-called ``bunga bunga`` party in his house.

Meanwhile, an opinion poll in Corriere Della Sera newspaper said the scandal had not harmed Berlusconi`s People of Freedom party, with support rising from 27 percent to 30 percent.