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Emilio Fede calls Ruby 'smelly, ugly'

Former TV anchor one of three accused of pimping for Berlusconi

03 December, 14:34
Emilio Fede calls Ruby 'smelly, ugly' (ANSA) - Milan, December 3 - Emilio Fede, the former Italian TV anchor accused of procuring an underage Moroccan prostitute for ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi, called her "ugly and smelly" on Monday. "She was ugly, smelly and I didn't know she was a minor," said Fede at his deposition, recalling his impression of the showgirl at the premier's villa in Arcore. "She didn't interest me because I found her inadequate and she was not pleasant". The two other alleged pimps are ex-Berlusconi dental hygienist and Lombardy regional councillor Nicole Minetti and bankrupt talent scout Lele Mora.

On Monday, Fede accused Mora of originally bringing Ruby to Arcore, where the former premier and media mogul held his so-called bunga bunga parties.

"She didn't come with me, she was brought by Lele Mora," said Fede. In a parallel trial, Berlusconi is charged with paying Ruby for sex when she was underage and allegedly getting police to release her from custody on an unrelated theft claim.

Both Ruby and Berlusconi deny having sex.