Berlusconi gets 10,000 euros for villa photos
Former magazine editor sentenced to five months01 March, 15:49
Then Oggi editor Pino Belleri was given a jail term of five months for breaching Berlusconi's privacy.
Berlusconi had been seeking 100,000 euros in damages for the 15 snaps, which featured the then head of government and media magnate in the company of young women at his Villa Certosa, and were captioned Berlusconi's Harem.
Belleri had argued that he had acted in the public interest by publishing the photos.
Photographer Antonello Zappadu is facing justice in a separate trial in Sardinia for housebreaking and violation of privacy.
The photos were taken two years before Berlusconi's wife decided to leave him, accusing him of consorting with minors.
In the same year, 2009, Berlusconi sued Spanish daily El Pais for running pictures of semi-naked girls and a naked man, later identified as an ex-Czech deputy PM, at his Sardinian villa.
In another of several defamation cases involving the international press, he sued France's Le Nouvel Observateur for suggesting he needed treatment for sex addiction.
From 2009 to 2010 the then premier was embroiled in scandals involving escorts before his reported 'bunga bunga' sex parties in 2011 led to a trial for having sex with an alleged underaged prostitute, a Moroccan-born nightclub dancer called Ruby Heartstealer.