Later, she said he himself handed her €2,000 ($2,300 at current rates) in cash, telling her: "Don't be offended".
Fadil testified at the 2012 trial of Berlusconi, who was accused of paying for sex with an underage prostitute and was scheduled to give evidence again against Berlusconi over accusations that he offered to buy silence from women who attended his parties and paid other guests to reaffirm that his dinners were innocent.
A Moroccan model who regularly attended former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's raunchy "bunga-bunga" sex parties died this month - and investigators are now probing the case as a possible murder. "But I never met this young woman and never spoke to her", he added. Berlusconi was initially found guilty and sentenced to seven years in prison, but the charges against him were dropped after an appeals court ruled that even if he did have sexual relations with the teenager, he did not know that she was under 18.
"What I read about her declarations always made me think that they were contrived and absurd", he said. That trial is ongoing. But by January, the Milan court had thrown out their claims altogether.
Francesco Greco, Milan's chief prosecutor, told Reuters: "Initial medical record checks suggest some form of poisoning so we are having a full autopsy performed".
Ms Fadil reportedly told her friends and lawyer she had been poisoned.
ANSA quoted Greco as lamenting that the Humanitas hospital in Rozzano didn't report Imane's complaints or symptoms that were consistent with poisoning while she was being treated. "She died after a month of agony".
The Pavia lab that conducted the toxicology tests said in a statement Saturday it had been asked by the hospital to analyze metals in Fadil's blood, but stressed that it doesn't measure radioactivity.