A Bulgarian former nightclub dancer, who had a six-year fling with Saadi Gaddafi, has revealed how the third son of Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi squandered millions on his breathtakingly extravagant lifestyle.
Dafinka Mircheva, then 21, said that his aides told her he spent 170 million pounds a year on private jets, five-star hotels, supercars, lap-dancers, jewels and designer clothes.
"Money was no object. He would always have a black suitcase stuffed with thousands of banknotes. If he ran out, he would call the embassy and they would have more delivered to his hotel," the Daily Mail quoted her as saying.
Dafinka said Saadi paid 500,000 pounds for her favourite pop group, The Pussycat Dolls, to perform for her at his birthday party in Cannes in the South of France.
She said that he was banned from several five-star hotels. She also found him to be like an immature - if spoilt - child, who begged her constantly to love him and enjoyed nothing more than taking his entourage to Disneyland Paris.
On an evening in May 2004, the couple was at the Pink Paradise club in a Paris business district and in no time they started seeing each other.
Dafinka said Saadi would return to Paris by private jet every few weeks to woo her. He would book a suite at the 3,500pounds-a-night George V or Plaza Athenee hotels.
Within a few months, he gave her 20,000 pounds of Bulgari jewellery-earrings, a ring and necklace , she said.
"We sometimes slept in the same bed and kissed but I never had sex with him. I didn't want to as I knew he would sleep with lots of women. And I knew the closer I got to him the more difficult it would be for me and that still scared me. It drove him mad," she said.