Silvio Berlusconi: A close associate of the former Italian prime minister described his bunga bunga parties as 'excess, abuse of power and degradation.' On Monday, Burlusconi was sentenced to seven years in jail for paying for sex with a minor and abuse of office.
A close associate of Silvio Berlusconi said on Friday he agreed with descriptions of "bunga bunga" parties at the former prime minister's palatial residence as "excess, abuse of power and degradation."
Show-business agent Lele Mora, one of three people charged with aiding and abetting under-aged prostitution, told a court in Milan that he had taken young women to the parties and had received a loan from Berlusconi.
In his declaration to the court, he denied that he had pushed the women into prostitution but delivered an unusually severe judgement on the evenings, which Berlusconi has repeatedly described as "elegant dinners."
"Yesterday I read three words in a newspaper that described what happened and what you are judging today: excess, abuse of power and degradation. It's true, that is how it was," he said.