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)

Berlusconi: I'm too old for too much sex

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


Associated Press
March 16, 2011 3:56PM (UTC)

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.

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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.


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