Italian Model to Sue Former PM Berlusconi's Family

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    The Facts

    • Italian model Alessandra Sorcinelli is planning to sue Silvio Berlusconi's five children for €3M, after they ceased monthly payments to the attendees of the infamous "bunga bunga" parties.

    • Last week, Berlusconi's family reportedly halted the €2.5K ($2,670) monthly cash payments that the deceased former Italian prime minister had guaranteed to 20 female guests of his parties.


    The Spin

    Narrative A

    The models who attended Berlusconi's infamous bunga bunga parties suffered irreparable harm to their reputations and were dragged through the mud as part of a national scandal that lasted for over a decade. His family must continue to adhere to the terms of the agreement entered into by their father.

    Narrative B

    Berlusconi's children have no obligation to fulfill their father's promises to these models. Not only was he acquitted of charges of underage prostitution and abuse of office, but the models, who knew what they were getting into when they went to the former PM's "dinners," have been paid more than enough over the course of this controversy.


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