Three female judges are due to decide the fate of the Italian prime minister who is due to face a court in Italy.
Proceedings are due to start in Milan with Hollywood star George Clooney expected to be among the first of the defence witnesses called by Berlusconi.
Currently Berlusconi’s lawyers are trying to have the trial moved to a different court while his loyal followers have been picketing the court.
The 74-year-old Italian leader has denied paying for sex with a nightclub dancer called Ruby when she was under the legal age of 18.
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