Berlusconi slams "feminist" judges for huge divorce settlement
ROME (REUTERS) - Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi on Tuesday slammed a panel of three "feminist and communist" female judges for ruling that he owed his estranged wife 200,000 euros (S$320,000) per day as part of a divorce settlement.
On Dec 28, the newspaper Corriere della Sera said the divorce ruling had been deposited just before Christmas, and that Mr Berlusconi had been ordered to pay Ms Veronica Lario, whom he married in 1990, about 100,000 euros per day.
It was the first time Mr Berlusconi had commented publicly on the settlement. He did not elaborate on the figure and it was not clear whether he might be including back payments that have fallen due since the separation in quoting a higher daily payment than Corriere.
"They ordered me to pay 200,000 euros a day, and this says a lot about who the Milan judges are," Mr Berlusconi said in an interview on a talk show on the television channel La7. "They are three feminist and communist judges."