Berlusconi: I've Never Paid For Sex

07/25/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, speaking to an Italian gossip magazine, denied all allegations that he has ever paid for sex, following one of his latest scandals wherein paid escorts were said to have been in attendance at one of his parties, the BBC reports:

An Italian model, Patrizia D'Addario, said last week she had been paid more than $1,000 (609 pounds, 720 euros) to attend a party in his residence in Rome, in the company of other women.

Ms D'Addario alleged she was asked to return and eventually spent the night with the prime minister.

However Berlusconi claims the woman is being paid to voice her allegations and that they are patently false. Via CNN, he then explained why he has never paid for sex, saying, "I've never paid a woman. I never understood where the satisfaction is when you're missing the pleasure of conquest".

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