Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been accused of suffering from an "uncontrollable sickness" in his relations with women, as 17-year-old Moroccan model, Karima Keyek, who was involved in the latest sex scandal, said she is writing a book about the affair.
Berlusconi has been accused of personally intervening to have the teenage belly dancer released from police custody when she was arrested in May on suspicion of stealing cash and valuables from a female acquaintance in Milan.
The aspiring model and showgirl, who turns 18 in November, said she would tell her story in a book. "I've nearly finished it. There will be a chapter on Berlusconi," the Telegraph quoted the Keyek as saying.
She has said she only met him once, and denied having sex with him. "I can only admire and speak well of him, thanks to him I didn't end up on the streets or in indecent jobs," she said in a television interview.
A Catholic magazine, La Famiglia Cristiana (The Christian Family) said Berlusconi's obsession with beautiful young women and playboy lifestyle was symptomatic of "a disease, something uncontrollable".
"It is incredible that a man in such a position does not have the necessary self-control," the magazine wrote.
Veronica Lario, Berlusconi's estranged wife and the mother of three of his five children, last year said she believed that he was "unwell", accusing him of "consorting with minors" and announcing that she wanted a divorce after 20 years of marriage.(ANI)