Weinstein Accuser Helped Bring Down Disgraced Italian Premier’s Entourage
Ambra Battilana, the Italian model who accused film executive Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, was instrumental in convicting three people for “inducing” young women to become “prostitutes” for former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Italian court documents reviewed by BuzzFeed News detail her harrowing experience at Berlusconi’s villa.
Berlusconi May Have Offered Teen Dancer $6.6 Million
Karima El Mahroug (aka Ruby Heartstealer) said in a newly-revealed wiretapped phone call that the former Italian Prime Minister was "crazy" about her and offered her 5 million euros (about $6.6 million) to keep their relationship secret. However, Mahroug, who was 17 at the time, also insists they never had sex.