Berlusconi escort D'Addario plaintiff in prostitution case
Tarantini accused of stocking 'bunga bunga' parties20 March, 17:34
Tarantini stands accused of having supplied high-end prostitutes to parties held by former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi in his residences.
D'Addario was a high-profile escort who participated in a few of the "bunga bunga" parties at Berlusconi's villas and made national headlines when she went public with her story.
Among other crimes, Tarantini, a healthcare entrepreneur from Bari, had previously admitted to paying women to spend the night at Berlusconi's official residence in Rome.
He was subsequently charged with alleged extortion of Berlusconi himself.
Aside from Tarantini and business partner Verdoscia, other people risk standing trial for running an escort ring, including Sabina Began, a German woman called the "queen bee" for her role in organizing the parties at Berlusconi's homes, as well as actresses Letizia Filippi and Francesca Lana, lawyer Salvatore Castellaneta and friends and business partners of Tarantini, Pierluigi Faraone and Verdocsia, who was already sentenced to four years and four months in jail for organizing cocaine parties.