The firestorm over Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin’s wild partying intensified on Friday with a new video showing the married leader dancing intimately with a mysterious man.
The 36-year-old leader, one of the world’s youngest heads of state, has already been forced to deny drug use in a now viral clip of her partying in an apartment after returning from summer vacation.
But on Friday, Finnish tabloid Seiska posted a new video of her later that same evening, showing the top politician pressed against a man who repeatedly strokes her neck as they dance in a packed Helsinki club, Teatteri.
Marin hugs the man as the club plays the appropriate Black Eyed Peas chorus of “I got a feeling that today’s gonna be a good, good night.”
A witness told the outlet that the “clearly inebriated” Social Democrat “danced intimately with at least three different men”.
She was also “on the laps of two different men,” the witness insisted.
“She acted like a single in her twenties. It was hard to believe she was married,” the witness told Seiska, claiming the prime minister was gone until at least 5:30 a.m.
In the video of her dancing with the mystery man, Marin — who has a four-year-old daughter with husband Markus Räikkönen — is clearly wearing a ring on her wedding finger.
At the beginning of the clip, Marin throws her hands in the air to the Black Eyed Peas hit as the man places his hands on her hips. Then she puts her own arms around his shoulders.
Seiska admitted it was unclear whether the man — who sometimes had his hand on the prime minister’s lower back — kissed her neck or just whispered in her ear.
The outlet said the politician was also spotted on a balcony during another “raw” night on Friday, August 5, the night before the dance clips were filmed.
Despite “partying wildly all weekend,” the country’s leader was the first to return to work that Monday, with only her “slightly hoarse voice” betraying her “hard weekend of partying,” the outlet said.
Prior to the latest allegations, Marin complained about the first video leak, claiming her night out was innocent.
“We just partied, also in a boisterous way. I danced and sang,” she said, telling a press conference that she “has not taken drugs.”
“I’ve danced, sang and partied and done perfectly legal things,” she said.
However, Seiska said the “flood” of tips came from people who were “genuinely concerned for the prime minister’s well-being”.