A non-French scandal, but a very French use of the word menu!
Silvio Berlusconi, the picturesque Prime Minister of Italy, is in trouble again over his sex life, this time over "Ruby", a 17-year-old Moroccan-Italian "dancer" to whom he had earlier given € 7000. When Ruby was arrested for stealing € 3000 from a friend, police were surprised to get a phone call from the Prime Minister, saying they had to let her go, as she was the "daughter of Hosni Mubarak," President of Egypt. Since she wasn't, of course, the news eventually came out. Moreover, the Egyptians are now furious!
Moreover, Ruby revealed that although the Prime Minister had not slept with her, she had been present at several soirées with him, including one where he and one of his employees, a television host, were the only men among twenty or so young women, "and I was the only woman who wasn't naked."
The French newspaper Parisien, in describing the news, added that his wife asked for a divorce in May of 2009. "At the same period, he had been weakened by another scandal, after a prostitute, Patrizia D'Addario, asserted that she had passed a torrid night with him, which she also described par le menu (in great detail) in a book a few months later."
A la même époque, il avait été fragilisé par un autre scandale, après qu'une prostituée, Patrizia D'Addario, eut affirmé avoir passé avec lui une nuit torride qu'elle a d'ailleurs décrite par le menu dans un livre quelques mois plus tard.