Aug 292009
 August 29, 2009  Posted by  Court, Non-U.S.

Reuters reports:

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is launching legal actions against media in Italy and abroad, including Britain, France and Spain, for libel in their coverage of his private life, his lawyer said on Friday.

His lawyer Niccolo Ghedini told Reuters that he and his colleagues abroad had already filed lawsuits against newspapers in Italy, France and Spain and had instructed lawyers in Britain to study possible cases of libel there.


He said lawyers acting for Berlusconi had sued the French weekly Nouvel Observateur for a story headlined “Sex, Power and Lies” and Spain’s El Pais for publishing photos of guests at the billionaire premier’s Sardinian villa cavorting naked.

In Italy they have sued La Repubblica, a tireless critic of the conservative leader, for repeating the Nouvel Observateur story and for defaming Berlusconi by repeating daily its “10 Questions” about his private life and political aspirations.

Read more on Reuters. Bloomberg adds that the lawsuits include one against El Pais in Spain.

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