- Popular Galleries
- Serial killer's secret photos
- Amazing face transplants (GRAPHIC IMAGES)
- Fla. teen charged over underage same-sex relationship
- Washington state bridge collapses
Karima el-Mahroug, better known as Ruby, told reporters on April 4, 2013 that she never had sex with ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi, denying that she was a prostitute and insisted that prosecutors hear her side of the story. The former Prime Minister of Italy was accused of having paid for sex with el-Mahroug while she was a teen during the infamous "bunga-bunga" parties at his villa near Milan, and then trying to cover it up. Both deny sexual contact. The scandal broke in 2010 when it emerged that Berlusconi had intervened on el-Mahroug's behalf after she was accused of stealing 3,000 euros from a friend and was detained by Milan police. Berlusconi said he did so thinking she was a relative of Egypt's then-President Hosni Mubarak.
Karima el-Mahroug, nicknamed Ruby, in Milan on Nov. 13, 2010
Credit: AFP/Getty Image