Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi faces New Scandal

By Leeds Brown Law | February 18, 2011

Italian prosecutors are investigating claims that Italy Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi paid a 17 year old girl for sex and abused the powers of his office by trying to cover up the liaison.  The prime minister is accused of attempting to conceal encounters between himself and a then underage Moroccan dancer known by the stage name Ruby Heartbreak.  The prime minister’s lawyers quickly denied the allegations.  While the age of sexual consent in Italy is 14, it is a crime to aid or exploit the prostitution of someone younger than 18.  The investigation was the latest scandal for the 74 year old leader, who has faced accusations of bribery, tax fraud and sexual improprieties.  Read More

Berlusconi is an international leader who must face accusations of sexual improprieties. In the United States, the law is outlined specifically to prevent these types of violations from occurring.  For example, issues of sexual harassment are governed by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. As well as by state-level sexual harassment statutes which prohibit sexual harassment to and provide victims with a means to pursue justice.

Sexual harassment can occur in one of two ways:

  1. Quid pro quo harassment which can constitute a one-time occurrence or involve repeated behavior requiring a person to tolerate some form of sexual harassment in order to get a job, keep a job, get a raise or promotion, or to receive some other benefit. This harassment can come from a prospective employer, a current employer, a manager or supervisor, or a co-worker. The sex and sexual orientation of your harasser does not matter.
  2. Hostile work environment which involves repeated behavior that is abusive or offensive, or that interferes or alters the victims’ ability to perform their job.

Employers that foster or allow these conditions to continue can be found liable for the conduct of the offending employees. For more information, see:

The lawyers at Leeds Morelli and Brown strive to successful judgments for their clients, including any former employees or recently fired workers who have been sexually harassed in the workplace.  If you or someone you know has been faced with sexual discrimination or sexual harassment, please contact our our office Leeds Morelli & Brown, PC, 1888-585-4658., One Old Country Road, Suite 347, Carle Place, NY, 11514-1851.

Free Consultation


Shortly after beginning medical school, I experienced some academic difficulties. After seeing my physicians, I was diagnosed with ADHD. After I started receiving specific treatment for ADHD, I requested the school to accommodate me for the disability as recommended by my physician. One of the requests made was for extended time to take my exams. The extension of time was granted...

~Kenneth Broodo, Esq.

Partner at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
I hired Lenard Leeds, Esq. to assist me with my wrongful termination. I was let go of my position because of my age. I was not only told to take a decrease in pay but also required to work fewer hours to do the same job. Additionally, they kept asking me “When are you going to retire?” I visited the...


I want to thank you again for assisting me in overseeing my issues with my employer. This is the second time I have used Lenard Leeds, Esq. to fight for me. This time I was a National Sales Manager of a drug company, where acts of discrimination based on my age, national origin and retaliation took place. Mr. Leeds and...

~Law Professor

Discrimination Case

$19 Million

Settlement Secured in a National Origin
View More

Request Free Consultation

Please fill out the form below to receive a free consultation, we will respond to
your inquiry within 24-hours guaranteed.


One Old Country Road, Suite 347 Carle Place, NY 11514


get directions


101 Greenwich Street, 22nd Floor New York, NY 10006


get directions
Call Now!