Berlusconi party picsJune 8th, 2009 - 10:53 pm ICT by GD
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi got scandalized once more this week when a Spanish newspaper leaked outrageous photographs of him. The Friday edition of this daily newspaper displayed five pictures of the various parties held at the Prime Minister’s villa in Sardinia.
The photographs were blocked in Italy on a complaint by Berlusconi that it was leading to invasion of privacy. However the “El Paris” used the racy pictures of the parties with an equally racy and taunting title, “The photographs that Berlusconi doesn’t want the Italians to see”. This was the headline of the front page of the paper. One of the five pictures were published along with this. The other four were printed on the inside pages. The Web site of the newspaper “El Paris” also displays the same pictures.
Other than Berlusconi’s face, the faces of others in the photographs are hazed out in an attempt to conceal their identities. In one of the photographs, scantily clad women are captured. That photo however does not have Berlusconi in the frame.
The newspaper claims that the photos have been mutilated, that is the faces of the guests have been blurred, by the person who took the photos. According to them Antonello Zappudu, 51, clicked the pictures and did the alterations too. Zappudu had tried selling the pictures to the Italian magazine “Panorama”. “Panorama” is a part of Berlusconi’s media empire.Therefore Berlusconi managed to block the publication of the magazine in Italy.
According to reports of the Italian media, Berlusconi’s lawyers are vowing to take stringent legal actions against this invasion of privacy. They plan to sue the “El Paris”. However no concrete news has been achieved. Also efforts by CNN to reach Berlusconi’s attorney on Friday went in vain.
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