It'll Take More Than Hookers to Sink Silvio Berlusconi

Hilarious Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was already in a spot of trouble for sleeping with an 18-year-old model. And now he is promising to "hang tough," despite new "sleeping with prostitutes" allegations. Way to go Italy!

Last November, a Mr. Gianpaolo Tarantini, invited three young ladies over to Berlusconi's house in Rome for a perfectly harmless and innocent dinner party that they were paid to attend. And then two of the ladies, and Gianpaolo, left, and now those ladies who left say the one who stayed behind is an escort, and then the escort said she had sex with Berlusconi.

It'll Take More Than Hookers to Sink Silvio Berlusconi

One of the ladies who left before the alleged sexing is only going public because Berlusconi "failed to make good on promises to help her obtain building permits for a planned hotel." Also there might be incriminating photos!

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"I've worked in the theatre and I know about make-up. He had a lot on. It made him look orange and when he laughed you could see the wrinkles," she said.

Despite this sideshow, Berlusconi's party won a modest 35% plurality in this month's European elections, and his opposition is almost non-existent, as Italy is basically sliding back into Fascism again.