He called the accusations "petty" and suggested they were engineered by the centre-left opposition to damage him ahead of this weekend's European Parliament elections. Coinvolti in 15 milioni 21 Nov His lawyer, Niccolo Ghedini, described the photographs as having "originated in a crime", adding: When asked by Italian state-run Rai radio why there had been several naked women at his villa, he replied: Morning Update Newsletter Morning Update:
But the third picture is the most stark, showing a fully naked man leaning over the edge of a swimming pool.
Silvio Berlusconi fights back over photos of topless guests at villa
But added "It is clearly also the result of a photo-montage. Italian news agencies reported that several thousand images taken by the Zappadu were being examined by the prosecutors who had them confiscated last Saturday at Berlusconi's request. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback globeandmail. Follow us on Twitter globeandmail Opens in a new window. Mr Berlusconi said the guests had been flown in to provide entertainment during a state visit by Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek. More from the web. In the photograph of the two women, and another in which Berlusconi is pictured walking, fully clothed, with an unidentified young woman, also clothed, there are what appear to be poolside statues of naked sirens.