Italian Premier Accused For Trying to Suppress Photos With Young Girls

silvio_berlusconi_29-01-2008Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi has previously threatened to crackdown on the media for reporting his regular gaffes and notorious conduct. Now, the media mogul is reportedly trying to block publication of pictures with young women after the media pursues allegations of affairs. His wife, Veronica Lario, sought a divorce due to Berlusconi’s, 72, alleged fondness for girls, including a particular 18-year-old Neapolitan Noemi Letizia.

Hundreds of photographs are being withheld from a party at his Sardinian villa. On newspaper says that the photographs included some showing topless girls or girls in bikinis with the premier.

Berlusconi is seeking suppression of the pictures through an officer that protects privacy. In the United States, however, there is an exception for matter of public interest in the privacy rules governing such torts as “the public disclosure of private embarrassing facts.” The test is whether the publication is part of a “legitimate concern to others,” which is defined as a newsworthiness exception.

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9 thoughts on “Italian Premier Accused For Trying to Suppress Photos With Young Girls”

  1. LottaK,

    Thank you. I like to read rather than listen to the dribble. Now I am not opposed to listening to some very loud early Jim Morrison, but then again in his case everything was the same. lol. Now Jimi a different story. Thank you again sir.

    I just find this mans assassination abominable. What was done was the epitome of what they oppose. One of the reasons I believe that they/we never took Castro down was they did not know who would be a successor to him. Not that Cuba was too much of a threat other than being backed by the USSR.

    Now the Abortion Opponents don’t realize that 10 more may pop up to defend his life.

    Single issue people think very limited.

    Thank you again.

  2. jelly

    Gunderson, The “elite” are so clueless.

    Nuff said.

  3. Gunderson, I get your drift but the liberals here are clueless.

    I know were pranking them on their pro choice garbage, being 18, and having the “right” to chose whether they aborted their baby or not.. LOL..

    They didn’t get it. The “elite” are so clueless.


    Abortion doc George Tiller gunned down at church

    By ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press Writer Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press Writer – 10 mins ago

    WICHITA, Kan. – Late-term abortion doctor George Tiller, a prominent advocate for abortion rights wounded by a protester more than a decade ago, was shot and killed Sunday at a church in Wichita where he was serving as an usher and his wife was in the choir, his attorney said.

    Tiller was shot during morning services at Reformation Lutheran Church, attorney Dan Monnat said. Police said a manhunt was under way for the shooter, who fled in a car registered to a Kansas City suburb nearly 200 miles away.

    National anti-abortion groups had long focused on Tiller, whose Women’s Health Care Services clinic is one of just three in the nation where abortions are performed after the 21st week of pregnancy.

    In 1991, the Summer of Mercy protests organized by Operation Rescue drew thousands of anti-abortion activists to this city for demonstrations marked by civil disobedience and mass arrests.

    Some abortion opponents had resorted to attacks against Tiller long before Sunday’s shooting. A protester shot Tiller in both arms in 1993, and his clinic was bombed in 1985.

    Anti-abortion group Operation Rescue issued a statement denouncing the shooting.

    “We are shocked at this morning’s disturbing news that Mr. Tiller was gunned down,” said Troy Newman, Operation Rescue’s president. “Operation Rescue has worked for years through peaceful, legal means, and through the proper channels to see him brought to justice. We denounce vigilantism and the cowardly act that took place this morning.”

    Capt. Brent Allred said Wichita police were looking for a gunman who fled in a 1993 light blue Ford Taurus registered in the Kansas City suburb of Merriam, Kan. No other details about the shooting were immediately released.

    The phone line at the home of Tiller and wife, Jeanne, had a busy signal Sunday.

    Tiller began providing abortion services in 1973. He acknowledged abortion was as socially divisive as slavery or prohibition but said the issue was about giving women a choice when dealing with technology that can diagnose severe fetal abnormalities before a baby is born.

    “Pre-natal testing without pre-natal choices is medical fraud,” Tiller once said.

    After the 1991 protests, Tiller kept mostly to his heavily guarded clinic, although in 1997 he opened it to three tours by state lawmakers and the media.

    Tiller remained prominent in the news, in part because of an investigation started begun by former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline, an abortion opponent.

    Prosecutors had alleged that Tiller had gotten second opinions from a doctor who was essentially an employee of his, not independent as state law requires. A jury in March acquitted Tiller of all 19 misdemeanor counts.

    “I am stunned by this lawless and violent act, which must be condemned and should be met with the full force of law,” Kline said in a written statement. “We join in lifting prayer that God’s grace and presence rest with Dr. Tiller’s family and friends.”

    Abortion opponents also questioned then-Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ ties to Tiller before the Senate confirmed her this year as U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary. Tiller donated thousands of
    dollars to Sebelius over the years.

  5. gunderson,
    So you’re a misogynist (google the word I’m sure you don’t know what it means) also. You are showing a rather complete picture of yourself and not only is it not pretty, but I think you are messing up your chances of going to Heaven.

  6. gunderson,

    When you get children of your own maybe you might appreciate the horrific picture in ones mind. But then again, some religions really appreciate the test of the rattlesnakes. Is your faith that strong?

  7. Every good liberal knows “Young Girls” needs to be changed to “Young Woman” in the headline. After all, she was eighteen and nobody can tell an 18 year old what to do with her body, right?

  8. Well if Bush and Cheney can suppress things in our media and the Italians have the family working for them, then why are they worried. I would be worried if I was the one who took the pictures, I would be worried about my longevity in living. But then again, what is the value of ones life? Anyone want to upset them Sicilian’s? Now as far as the American press ask Dan Rather what the value of a contract is worth?

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