Berlusconi: I'm too old for too much sex

Embattled Italian PM says his age precludes him from the exploits suggested by investigators

By Associated Press
March 16, 2011 3:56PM (UTC)
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Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi touches his face during a press conference following a cabinet meeting on the justice reforms, in Rome, Thursday, March 10, 2011. Berlusconi has an adhesive bandage on his face after undergoing jaw surgery earlier this week. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) (AP)

Premier Silvio Berlusconi has told an opposition newspaper he is too old to have had all the sexual encounters he is accused of by Italian prosecutors.

The 74-year-old faces trial in Milan over charges that he paid for sex with a Moroccan minor and used his influence to try cover it up.


In court documents, the prosecutors have identified 33 women, including the Moroccan, involved in parties at Berlusconi's villa.

The premier told La Repubblica -- a leftist newspaper that has called for his resignation in the wake of the scandal -- that "even though I am a little brat ... 33 girls in two months seems like too much even for a 30 year old."

He vows to participate in all hearings of his trial, which opens April 6.

Associated Press

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