Prime Minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi has accused the organization of an information campaign against him, one of the episodes that have become his relationship with an underage model, media magnate Rupert Murdoch, reported The Times.
The reason for the information of attack, said Berlusconi, was adopted in December 2008 the Italian Government's decision to raise VAT to the company's Sky Italia, part of the Murdoch empire, from 10 to 20 percent.
The scandal broke after it became aware of the existence of photographs of guests the Italian prime minister, who visited his villa Certosa 'in Sardinia. Among them were a lot of pictures of girls in a bikini or even naked. Particular attention is attracted by the image model of the press Noemi Leticia, which at the time of the visit houses more than 18 years.
Premier said that between him and Letizia were only friendship, but his wife Veronica Lario Berlusconi said that would send a divorce, because it could not live with a man who is "confused with minors."
Berlusconi has made through a court ban on publication of photographs, among which were even illuminated naked pictures of Czech Premier Mirek Topolanek. However, May 5, the Spanish newspaper El Pais did publish a selection of scandalous photos.
Italian Prime also responded to allegations of using official vehicles to transport guests to the villa. According to him, the law allows security to the Prime Minister to carry its guests public transport. The investigation inspired by left-wing, said Prime, who in the elections to the European Parliament sought to raise its popularity.