Italy's Berlusconi Basks in Pillow Talk Praise

D'Addario also claims to have recorded conversations with Tarantini.

"You wanted to speak to me?" D'Addario says to Tarantini.

"I didn't want to speak to you. I wanted to tell you … that at 9:15 p.m. the driver will come and we are going there," Tarantini responded.

"It is a 1,000 for the evening," she answered.

"One thousand now already, I have already give it to you … then if you stay with him … he will give you a gift, only him … ah, you will see that he doesn't use condoms …" Tarantini replies.

"But this thing won't happen without condoms … how can I trust him?" D'Addario says.

"Well, it's Berlusconi," he replies.

These audio recordings are the latest in a string of embarrassing accusations against the prime minister that became public when his wife, Veronica Lario, publically announced she was seeking a divorce because of his affinity for young women.

For months now the Italian media not controlled by the Berlusconi family has demanded explanations for his relationship with an 18 year old model, charges that he flew women to Sardinia on government planes to attend parties at his island villa, his explanation for photos showing nude guests frolicking around his pool, and now whether or not he knew prostitutes had been paid to attend his private parties and whether he had sex with these women.

While Berlusconi faces no legal action for any of the allegations, his political fortunes might have been affected by the string of embarrassing accusations. For the first time since the scandals came to light, his approval ratings have dropped below 50 percent, an indication that the normally blasé Italian public is beginning to disapprove of all the focus on his very public private life.

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