"It's better to be fond of beautiful girls than to be gay."
Reports of Berlusconi's involvement with 17-year-old belly dancer Karima El Mahroug, also known as Ruby, broke in late 2010. The teen told newspapers she received near $10,000 for attending Berlusconi's parties, which she later called "bunga bunga" parties. The term refers to sexually charged parties the Prime Minister supposedly hosted in Milan, but El Mahroug denied having sex with the Prime Minister. Berlusconi refuted calls for his resignation and denied any wrongdoing for his fondness of females and managed to inject an offensive remark.