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Silvio Berlusconi 'bunga bunga' girl wore Barack Obama mask

Marysthell Polanco, who attended Silvio Berlusconi's "bunga bunga" parties, said she dressed up as a burlesque version of US President Barack Obama.
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Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi made a rare appearance in court on April 20, 2012 to hear prosecution witnesses in his trial for allegedly having sex with an underage prostitute and using his position to cover it up. (GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images)

New details about Silvio Berlusconi's "bunga bunga" parties reveal some decidedly un-presidential behavior.

Reuters reported one woman who attended Silvio Berlusconi's "bunga bunga" parties told a court Friday that she dressed up as a burlesque version of US President Barack Obama to entertain the former Italian prime minister.

The UK's Daily Telegraph reported Marysthell Polanco said she also dressed as prosecutor Ilda Boccassini.

Polanco, who is from the Dominican Republic, said "my role was just to make him laugh, so one evening I dressed as (Ilda) Boccassini. I put on a red toga and similar glasses that she wears. On another evening I wore an Obama mask. It was just to make him laugh and have fun."

Earlier, the court heard that Berlusconi, paid "numerous girls for sex" during the parties, according to Reuters.

More from GlobalPost: Silvio Berlusconi's prosecutors seek 5 year jail term

Berlusconi is on trial for allegedly paying for sex with an underage prostitute, Moroccan-born Karima El Mahroug in 2010, when she was 17, and then using his influence to free her from police custody after an arrest for theft.

Prosecutors believe dozens of other women were given money, cars and jewelry to spend the night with him and attend his parties.

He has denied all wrongdoing.

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