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Silvio Berlusconi May Have a Little Barack Obama Fetish

US President Barack Obama (R) greets Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi upon his arrival for dinner during the Nuclear Security Summit at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, April 12, 2010. AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Photo: JIM WATSON/2010 AFP

Always entertaining, frequently disgusting ex-Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is currently on trial for paying for sex with an underage girl, and so the world continues to learn all about his intimate particulars. The tawdry details of Berlusconi’s “bunga bunga” parties now include the testimony of a 28-year-old Dominican model, who says she played her part in the “burlesque game” costumed not only as the dirty old man’s nemesis, prosecutor Ilda “The Red” Boccassini, but also as our own president. “I dressed up as Boccassini with a toga to make him laugh, and also as Obama,” she told the jury of the supposedly “elegant dinners,” which also featured pole-dancing nuns. Berlusconi has previously described Obama as “young, handsome and suntanned,” so maybe Benetton picked the wrong pairs.

Berlusconi May Have a Barack Obama Fetish