Via Sky News:
Silvio Berlusconi's ties with 18-year-old Noemi Letizia have already ended his own marriage.
The PM reportedly gave her a €6,000 (£5,300) gold and diamond necklace at her birthday party a month ago.
His wife Veronica Lario, 52, then announced she was leaving him because he "spends too much time with minors" and because he is "not well".
Pressure is mounting on Mr Berlusconi after Noemi's former boyfriend, Gino Flaminio, claimed he caused the pair to split.
The ex-partner alleged they had ended their relationship because she was spending too much time with the media tycoon-turned-politician.
In an interview with La Repubblica, Gino contradicted Mr Berlusconi's claims that he had always met Noemi through her parents.
The ex-boyfriend also said she had spent last New Year at the Prime Minister's Sardinian villa.
La Repubblica has printed a list of 10 questions calling on Mr Berlusconi to explain his relationship with Noemi every day for the past 10 days - but he has refused.
In his interview, Gino claimed Mr Berlusconi called Noemi after TV friend Emilio Fede had inadvertently forgotten her photographic book of modelling shots at his house.
Gino, 22, claimed he had listened in to phones calls by the PM to Noemi.
He said Mr Berlusconi "had a fatherly attitude when he was speaking to her and I didn't like it".
"I told her I didn't like it. She is a sweet and innocent girl who can't bear being apart from her teddy bear," Gino went on.
The young man said he and Noemi broke up after the model told him she was going to Mr Berlusconi's villa on the island of Sardinia for New Year.
He said: "When she came back, she told me there were around 30 girls there.
"There was a lot of strange things going on - I called her friend Roberta who was with her but she kept telling me Noemi was busy and couldn't talk."
Before the claims, Mr Berlusconi had said that he was "considering" speaking to Parliament about the relationship.
He added that "a lot of people should be ashamed of what they have said and written".
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My take is that this is but another attempt to discredit or bring down a right-wing, pro-American government in Europe.
We have already seen how scurrilous accusations against PM Berlusconi always turn out to be false, as the radical Left and their cohorts have been engaged in this campaign against him since the '90's.
He has always had a predilection for younger, attractive women, hence is estranged wife who is 20 years his junior, so big deal?
I declare Leave Silvio Alone!!!
BBC, has typical, as a highly inflammatory & jaundiced story regarding the Italian PM and this matter.