New sex tape deepens Silvio Berlusconi scandal
That Berlusconi has survived the ongoing revelations about his private life has amazed many but as more and more tapes, this being the second in two days, hit the headlines some feel that the Italian public are losing patience with their leader.
Berlusconi is famed for his many gaffes but these latest revelations could be a gaffe too far.
In the clip, the second in as many days to emerge on the website of the left-Leaning magazine L'Espresso, Patrizia D'Addario, a prostitute from Bari who has claiemd she made the recordings, and a man who allegedly paid her to sleep with the prime minister purportedly discuss the terms of the encounter.
The entrepreneur, alleged to be Gianpaolo Tarantini, purportedly tells Miss D'Addario that Mr Berlusconi "is not taking you as a call girl ... he's taking you as a friend of mine that I brought along".