Ex-anchorman, Berlusconi pal found guilty of slander
Emilio Fede sentenced to pay model Imane Fadil 10,000 euros04 November, 14:53
Fadil sued Fede after he accused her in an editorial of attempting to extort 50,000 euros from him in exchange for not disclosing what went on at the so-called ''bunga bunga'' sex parties at the home of tycoon Silvio Berlusconi, who was the prime minister of Italy at the time.
Fede's blackmail accusation was later proven to be unfounded.
A Milan court on July 19 sentenced Fede and two other Berlusconi associates, former talent scout Lele Mora and the ex-premier's former dental hygienist and ex-Lombardy councilor Nicole Minetti, for procurement of prostitutes, one of whom was underage at the time.
Judge Ivana Pane also granted Fadil provisional damages of 40,000 euros ahead of a ruling in her civil case against Fede, Mora and Minetti. Fadil is suing the trio for two million euros in psychological damages for allegedly exploiting her and pressuring her to have sex with Berlusconi.