A sad story is coming out of Italy as screen legend and iconic Italian beauty, 92-year-old Gina Lollobrigida, is in a bit of legal/romantic drama. It seems that her maybe-boy toy/assistant/manager has been accused of stealing millions in money and assets from her. This is why boy toys need to be given an allowance and any requests for more money need to be put in writing. You can’t just hand them the credit cards and pin numbers! You need to keep track.
The Daily Mail reports that poor Gina got bamboozled. 32-year old Andrea Piazzolla is accused of defrauding old girl out of three luxury properties, as well as a Ferrari and a bunch of other luxurious shit. This is Andrea:
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Andrea started off as Gina’s driver when he was just 24 years old. He soon got close to Gina and was promoted to personal assistant. Homeboy kept climbing those ranks and became her handyman, and then recently became her manager. Because who wouldn’t want their affairs managed by a person who started as a driver, before becoming an assistant/handyman? That’s totally similar industries.
There’s been speculation the two were romantically involved since they’re often pictured at award ceremonies arm-in-arm. Gina has previously said that Andrea sticks around so much because her estranged son, Milko Skofic Jr., used to translate English for her. We’ll get to why they’re estranged in a second–it’s related.
Italian prosecutors think Andrea was using bank accounts in his parents’ names to transfer money away from Gina’s wallet and into his own. They want to charge him with fraud, and so does her family. Gina of course has previously denied that Andrea has taken advantage of her, but that’s interesting, because how does she then explain the Ferrari F12 he owns? Or the house and two small hotels owned by Gina which were sold and had their accounts emptied between 2013 and 2018? I guess she told him to do that? Andrea is also alleged to have sold three apartments for more than €2 million, and used the money to buy luxury cars including the Ferrari for €310,000 and a Ford Shelby GT for about €100,00–which the investigators say he then resold and paid the proceeds back to his parents’ bank accounts.
So here’s why Gina and Milko don’t talk. He failed to get a court to remove Andrea from Gina’s life and get her estate run by an administrator. Milko said his mom was in a “state of vulnerability”, accusing Andrea of leading a life of luxury on his mother’s dime by selling her assets to fund his nonsense. Milko was trying to put her under a guardianship because she kept surrounding herself with younger men who were after her money. In the 2014 trial, a judge sided with her and her relationship with her son ended. She continued to deny it all, and said earlier this year:
“My relationship with my son has stopped for years and not my fault. It’s not Andrea who keeps him away, it’s me. With me, there’s Andrea, because Milko isn’t there… I do not allow anyone to make my business management decisions. Life is mine, I’ve been working since I was 18 and I’ve always looked after myself.”
And in more sadness, a forensic psychiatrist was called in to look into her in 2017 and found that she was mentally capable but she was also: “narcissistic, obsessive and compulsive”, which “weakened” her perception of reality. Yiiiikes.
Good luck to Gina, I hope Andrea doesn’t get anymore of your money, girl. This is sad but honestly, it’s actually a better turn out than her last boytoy, Javier Rigau. If you think some old Italian lady getting swindled by her boytoy who ruined her relationship with her son is some crazy dramatic shit, wait til you hear about her other former boytoy lover who conned her into marriage by holding a fake wedding ceremony complete with an impersonator standing in for her, all in an attempt to get his hands on her millions. Which literally happened. So homegirl has a dramatic romantic history, to say the least, and at least this one didn’t use an impersonator, right? Is that better? Worse? You decide.