Model Imane Fadil, Witness In Case Against Silvio Berlusconi, Dies In Milan – Poisoning Suspected
Moroccan model Imane Fadil, 34, died March 1 after being admitted to a Milan a month earlier for stomach pains.
Doctors have not confirmed a cause of death yet, but there was a level of cadmium, a substance found in batteries or nuclear reactors in her blood, seven times that of the normal level. The doctors have not out ruled a serious disease but indicators point in the direction of poisoning.
There were “several anomalies” in the models medical records said Milan chief prosecutor Francesco Greco.
The model was also a witness in the trial against former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and his ‘Bunga Bunga‘ sex parties. During these parties, Berlusconi was allegedly paying for sex with underage women. Fadil, who had attended these parties, was writing a book about her experiences.
At the end of January, the model complained of stomach issues, and what she told her lawyers and doctors she thought was poisoning. Previously, she had told friends and family she was scared for her safety ever since testifying against Berlusconi in 2012 when he was found guilty.
Berlusconi conviction was overturned on an appeal. When questioned about Fadil, he said he did not know the model but that it was always sad when a young person died.
“I’ve never known this person and never spoke to her. What I read were her declarations that made me always think these were always invented and absurd things,” he said.
This is absolutely shocking. Iman Fadil, the 34 Moroccan model who was due to give evidence against former Italian PM Silvio Burlusconi (one of Putin’s best friends) in the Bunga Bunga trial suddenly died of radioactive poison before trialhttps://t.co/XcRtvtiyZh
— Bill Browder (@Billbrowder) March 16, 2019