Karima Kayek Ruby – Berlusconi’s Taste
In the midst of yet another sex scandal, this one involving 17-year-old aspiring model widely known as “Ruby,” Berlusconi defended his lifestyle, saying “I love life, I love women,” according to the AP. Berlusconi acknowledged that he “helped” Ruby after she was arrested in May for theft, but says he did not interfere in the justice system, the AP reports. The Italian paper Corriere della Sera is reporting that a phone call was made on Ruby’s behalf claiming that she was the daughter of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, says the AP. Opposition groups have called for Berlusconi’s resignation if it proves that he abused his power to secure Ruby’s release.