For the past six weeks Domnica [Cemortan] has been at the centre of worldwide attempts to uncover precisely what happened on the night that up to 32 people lost their lives off the Italian coastline. Rumours about the nature of her relationship with the flamboyant captain have led to her being called a siren, a woman of loose morals, and everything in between.W-e-l-l, not all lies. She changed her tune a bit, later:
Through it all she has repeatedly denied any romance between her and the married captain. Even after her luggage and bikinis were discovered in the captain’s submerged cabin, she insisted it was ‘all lies’.
Domnica admits that not only had she been alone with Schettino in his cabin earlier during the evening of the tragedy, but that they had shared a passionate kiss, which she suspects was a prelude to them becoming lovers.As things turned out, a slight case of nautical disaster intervened, so the "prelude", apparently, was all there was to it. Schettino, by the way, is currently under house arrest, and is looking at possibly 15 years on multiple manslaughter charges.