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Berlusconi Dancer: I Dressed as Obama

Dancer Marysthell Polanco, 28, told an Italian court Friday that she danced in costume as President Barack Obama at one of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s notorious “bunga bunga” parties. The 75-year-old Italian media mogul is facing charges that he engaged in and paid for sex with an underage prostitute. Polanco also claimed that she dressed as prosecutor Ilda Boccassini to entertain Berlusconi. Though Berlusconi established close relations with Obama’s predecessor, relations with the Obamas soured after the Italian leader described the president and first lady as “suntanned.” While Polanco described the “bunga bunga” gatherings in tame terms, previous witnesses described parties that involved nudity and pole dancing.