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'Berlo 'hypnotised me' by sexual prowess'

world Updated: May 21, 2012 14:48 IST

More trouble seems to be brewing for Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, with a woman accused of recruiting prostitutes for the 74-year-old revealing how she was "hypnotised" by his sexual prowess.

In an interview to a magazine, Sabina Began, who is one of eight people said to have hired the women for Berlusconi's parties, described how she was swept off her feet by him at a party he hosted at his luxury villa, the Daily Mail reported.

"It was as if I had been hypnotised by him, it was a wonderful night," the 38-year-old actress told 'Vanity Fair'.

Sabina, who has the letters 'SB' tattooed on her ankle in honour of the politician, explained how she had arrived at the estate with a group of people including Formula One boss Flavio Briatore and his wife Elisabetta Gregoraci.

She also described how the sleazy media tycoon charmed his way into her affections following a walk near a small lake on his estate near Porto Cervo in Sardinia in 2005.

"I plucked up the courage to ask him would it be possible that one day I could return with my boyfriend if I had one and have a similar romantic walk with him," she said.

"Berlusconi looked me straight in the eyes with an icy look and said 'No' -- I only realised he was having fun with me when he said 'Not unless you are my girlfriend. To do that you have to take my hand' and from there we never looked back.

"We had dinner on Briatore's yacht Force Blue and he (Berlusconi) was whispering in my ear, he was hypnotising me after two hours I was hot and ready -- there was no stopping us from there.

"I looked him in the eyes and said 'I want to spend the night with you'. I was embarrassed but it was a romantic, wonderful night."

Began also disclosed that she was in fact in love with the politician, saying: "He was the only man who had made me feel like a woman. Over dinner one night he told me I was special."