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Witness: Italian ex-PM Berlusconi hosted strippers dressed as nuns

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Moroccan model Imane Fadil, left, and an unidentified companion arrive at a Milan court to testify in Silvio Berlusconi's trial.

A witness in the trial of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi testified that she saw strippers at his infamous "bunga bunga" parties performing while dressed as nuns, Italian media reported.

Morrocan model Imane Fadil, 27, testified in a Milan court on Monday. Berlusconi, 75, is on trial for paying an underage prostitute and abusing his power to have the young woman released from police custody.


Fadil told the court she was given about $2,600 the first time she attended one of Berlusconi's parties, the BBC reported. She told the court how at one such party she watched two women wearing black monastic garb perform for the former prime minister, then strip to their underwear.

Fadil alleged one of these women was Nicole Minetti, who is now an important member of Berlusconi's People of Freedom Party in Milan, BBC reported.

Fadil is one of several women who decided to testify in Berlusconi's trial.

According to The Guardian, Fadil claims she never spent the night following a "bunga bunga" party, but that the women who did were compensated more for sex.

"The girls complained they were afraid of diseases," Fadil said. "But they all competed to stay because whoever stayed earned a lot more."

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