Sunday, April 3, 2011

"Scandal on Steroids... Well in this case.. Viagra"

Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, is under a lot of "heat" right now, as former model Patrizia D'Addario claims she was paid by Berlusconi to attend his private parties (aka 'sexcapades'). She was apparently one of the 32 women involved in the scandolous act. In a response to the allegations, Berlusconi retorts with, ''Behind Patrizia D'Addario is someone who is out to get me and she (Patrizia) has been paid well, they have a deliberate campaign against me." Despite the fact that the 42-year-old 'vixen' supposedly has video and audio from the parties, he still stays strong to his word. There is not much in this 74-year-old's favor though, especially now that a businessman in Bari, Giampaolo Tarantini, is being investigated for being associated with the alleged prostitutions. Giampaolo is accused of delivering the goods (AKA the women) to Berlusconi's house, but he says he simply reimbursed them for their time and travel. Also, two months ago, his wife divorced him, claiming that his attraction to younger women was unhealthy for their relationship. She brought to light incidents like her husband attending an 18-year-old's birthday party in Naples, when he didn't even attend his own children's. Well isn't that convenient for this story. Either Mr. Prime Minister is lying through his teeth, or D'Addario is taking advantage of all of these factors, and making herself a strong case. However, the fact that the Prime Minister is suggesting she is getting paid off to create a stir could hold strong because as we all know, things like this have been done before. Surprisingly (speaking sarcasm), D'Addario denies all allegations made against her (fueling the fire, of course, making for a GREAT story). Essentially, no one is fessing up to ANYTHING.

But wait, you can't have a TRULY successful scandal without a little bit of namedropping. Not just any names, but people like George Clooney and Cristiano Ronaldo as being a part of the fun. Apparently, Clooney was named as a witness because he was seen at one of the parties with his girlfriend. Clooney responds to this by saying, "It seems odd since I've only met Berlusconi once and that was in an attempt to get aid into Darfur." Smart, George. Very smart to use a third world country in your defense. I believe him, though. TEAM CLOONEY! Cristiano Ronaldo, however, has yet to make any claims about the situation.