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Gaddafi Viagra: Former Libyan Leader Loved ED Pill, Would Have Sex With Multiple Women, Report Claims

Gaddafi Viagra

First Posted: 11/14/11 03:05 PM ET Updated: 11/15/11 08:56 AM ET

In addition to having a penchant for Condoleezza Rice, his crew of female bodyguards and his Ukrainian nurse, it turns out that Muammar Gaddafi also had a thing for Viagra.

According to The Sunday Times, Faisal, a 29-year-old who served as the leader's chef and servant for seven years (he applied the dictator's makeup and dyed his hair), said that Gaddafi took so many of the little blue pills that a nurse once warned him that he needed to take it down a notch.

All of this Viagra was apparently necessary for his voracious sexual appetite.

From The Sunday Times, via The Australian:

"There were four or sometimes five women each day," Faisal said. "There were so many. They had just become a habit to Gaddafi. They would go into his bedroom, he would have his way with them and then he would come out, like he had just blown his nose."

Gaddafi, who was killed last month near his hometown of Sirte, reportedly hired Faisal after the dictator spoke at Tripoli University, where the young man was studying law, The Australian reports.

In April, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations said that some Gaddafi loyalists had been given Viagra to assist in the raping of women for punishment, according to Reuters. The Associated Press said in June that the office of the chief prosector for the International Criminal Court launched an investigation into the report.

After Gaddafi was deposed from office in August 2011, several of his former bodyguards came forward with allegations of sexual assault. Some of the women alleged that they had been raped by as many as 20 men.

Gaddafi isn't the first head of state to be linked to Viagra. Time magazine reported in 2009 that Umberto Bossi, an Italian politician who served in Silvio Berlusconi's cabinet, spoke about the former Italian prime minister's fondness for the drug.

For more on this story, click over to a report from The Sunday Times published in The Australian.



Gaddafi's female body guards
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  • Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi (R) and former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak (L) arrive for a group picture ahead of the opening session of the Arab League extraordinary Summit in the Libyan coastal city of Sirte, on October 9, 2010. (KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, escorted by female bodyguards, arrives at the Ciampino airport on August 29, 2010, in Rome, Italy. (Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images)

  • Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, with his suite, reviews an honor guard during a welcoming ceremony at the presidential office in Kiev on November 4, 2008. (SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi (L), escorted by a female bodyguard (R), lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow on November 1, 2008. (ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's female bodyguards are seen while Gaddafi, unseen, visits the Louvre museum, during his controversial six-day visit in France, 13 December 2007 in Paris. (THIBAULT CAMUS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Female Libyan soldiers, members of the Revolutionary Guards, stand on guard September 7, 1999, in a military parade in Tripoli to mark the 30th anniversary of the Libyan Revolution that brought Muammar Gaddafi to power. (MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is flanked by his female bodyguard (L) as he arrives for lunch with other African and European leaders at the EU-African summit in Cairo, April 4, 2000. Gaddafi's personal guard, who declined to give her name, told AFP she is 'very proud' to be the only female armed escort for any of the 60-odd leaders at the summit. She has served as Gaddafi's personal bodyguard for 10 years. (MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Libyan female bodyguards of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi walk away from the entrance of the summit after a scuffle broke out between them and Egyptian security. Arab leaders are holding a summit in the Egyptian resort in order to come up with a unified response to the Iraqi crisis. (Norbert Schiller/Getty Images)

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