As the old saying goes, “money corrupts” and for these individuals that statement certainly seems to hold true. There seems to be a long list of wealthy and powerful people who have an inclination to venture outside of their committed love life. These individuals have broken their marriage vows, some have forsaken their families- all for a good time. For many, their indiscretions remained secret but as soon as the stuff hits the fan playtime is over! Take a look at these individuals who have serious cash, but ultimately cash out when their dirt is exposed.
Hugh Grant’s Naughty Ways
Hugh Grant is a well-known actor from across the pond. He has been around the acting scene for quite a while now, and he is especially known for his work in romantic comedies. You might’ve seen him in such movies as Four Weddings and a Funeral starring opposite Andie MacDowell or Notting Hill starring opposite Julia Roberts. If you remember back into the 1990s, Hugh got himself caught up in one unfortunate scandal. The wealthy actor got caught up in a little tryst with a exotic worker. He was also known for his long-term relationship with actress Elizabeth Hurley who was, at the time, considered one of the most beautiful women in the world.
Hugh Got Caught with His Pants Down
Hugh’s relationship with the gorgeous Liz Hurley didn’t stop him from venturing outside the relationship, however. He got caught with his pants down after having a little fun with a dancer named Divine Brown in 1995. The police caught them in the act, inside Hugh’s vehicle. Perhaps Hugh was taking a cue from his former co-star Julia Roberts and her Pretty Woman role?
Hugh probably didn’t get what he paid for but he did receive some unwanted publicity and was put on two years’ probation. In 2014, it was revealed that Hugh had three children within fifteen months with several different women. Divine Brown had to give her two cents about her one-time “love connection”. She said, “I was shocked by the news. He can’t control himself at all. That little devil — he’s moving around like a hot potato. Hugh will not be the guy who will sit down and be faithful to one woman. He made love to these [two] women he was with but trust me he’s not going to be a one-woman man.”
Charlie Sheen’s Unfortunate Appetite
Carlos Irwin Estevez, better known to us and the rest of the world as actor Charlie Sheen, comes from a family that is packed full of talent. He is the son of Martin Sheen, and the brother of Emilio Estevez, Renee Estevez, and Ramon Estevez. Charlie has become known as quite the actor, in his own right, from films like Apocalypse Now to the sitcom Two and Half Men. Charlie is known for his appetite for women, drugs, and partying. Ultimately, his love of debauchery cost him dearly.
Charlie: Hooked on Hookers!
Charlie Sheen had his first taste of scandal years ago, when it was revealed that he was directly involved with the Heidi Fleiss scandal. Charlie admitted to paying Heidi Fleiss for hookers, and that he used her Madame services at least 27 times. Charlie was exposed to hookers at a young age and first paid one when he was just 15 years old, apparently stealing his father Martin Sheen’s credit card in order to lose his virginity. Charlie would go on to face future scandals including shooting Kelly Preston (now wife of John Travolta), having a very public breakdown, and revealing to the world he was HIV positive.
Tiger Woods: On The Prowl
Eldrick Tont Woods, better known by his professional name, Tiger Woods, took the golf world by storm at quite a young age. Over the years, he has grown to be considered one of the most successful golfers of all time. He is also one of the highest paid professional golf players ever. As with many athletes, along with the fame and fortune comes women. And there have certainly been plenty of women who wanted to give it a go with Tiger Woods, much to his wife’s chagrin.
Tiger’s Scandalous Escapades
Ultimately it was revealed that Tiger Woods had gone out and invaded the cat house quite a few times, all while he was married. He had dalliances with many women, and with most of them he had access to them with just a push of a few buttons. It was said that Tiger also spent a few bucks on the ladies of the evening.
Michelle Braun told the New York Post that Woods paid her $60,000 for four of her escorts, one of whom he saw six times. Tiger also had one “main” affair on the side with a woman by the name of Rachel Uchitel. The night Tiger’s wife found out about his indiscretions she allegedly did not take it well and the rumors say that she smashed his windshield with a golf club that she may have also swung at him.
Eliot Spitzer’s Embarrassing Infidelity
Eliot Laurence Spitzer was an American politician who served as the Governor of New York for one year (2007 until 2008). Before his turn as governor, he had attended Harvard Law and ultimately became attorney general of the state of New York. While Spitzer’s political trajectory seemed to be aimed upwards, he was taken down by an all too familiar foe. He made national news when he was involved in a scandal. Let’s just say he was seeing double!
Double the Women and Double the Troubles
Eliot Spitzer, akin to many other politicians, just couldn’t have one lady in his life. What is it with politicians? In 2008, it was uncovered that Spitzer was a client of the notorious Emperors Club VIP, which was a high-end prostitution ring. Later, a Law And Order episode took inspiration from his unfortunate situation. In 2013, Spitzer attempted to run for Comptroller but lost the election. In 2016, he was involved in another scandal, only this time he was at the victim’s end as a target of an extortion scheme.
Jerry Springer: From Politics To Trash TV
Gerald Norman “Jerry” Springer is an American television presenter and all around legend in the talk show business. He is a veteran who proudly served his country, a lawyer, and the former Democratic mayor of Cincinnati. He has a lot of titles under his belt as he is also an actor and musician. Basically, Jerry is a jack-of-all trades!
“Take Care of Yourself, and Each Other”
It’s a little ironic that Jerry Springer went from politician to talk show host who specializes in scandal. The majority of his guests have all types of problems ranging from cheating and infidelity to some of the weirdest shenanigans to have ever been televised. Jerry has seemingly been down this road before, as he resigned as a councilman in 1974 when he admitted to hiring a sex worker. He got caught because he paid for the woman’s services with a check.
Eddie Murphy Partying All The Time
Eddie Murphy is an American comedian and is now one of the most recognizable actors and impressionists in both the comedy world and in Hollywood. It’s no surprise that he is ranked number 10 on Comedy Central’s list of the 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time. In the 1980s he was also involved in singing and even had a hit single with “Party All The Time”, hence the title reference.
Eddie, The Good Samaritan?
Eddie Murphy had to face a swirl of unfortunate media attention back in 1997. Apparently, Eddie was out for a joy ride and stopped to pick up a lady of the night. Imagine it, you know that laugh that he is so famous for, well, that laughter turned into silence when he was pulled over by police. Eddie was caught with a transgender sex worker in his car in 1997. Murphy tried to play the incident down by saying, “I was trying to be a Good Samaritan.”
Ted Haggard’s Religious Revelations
Ted Haggard is an American evangelical pastor. Before his own scandal unfolded, he was little known outside of the evangelical community. Within his community, he was known for preaching the message of salvation and serving his congregation. While Ted claimed to be setting a good example to follow, the truth was much more salacious. Appearances can certainly be deceiving!
A Contradiction of Epic Proportions
Ted Haggard preached about many topics over the years. Notably, one of the things that he preaches against is homosexuality. He was so openly against homosexuality that he could not hide his feelings about it. However, unbeknownst to his trusting congregation, Ted was secretly seeing a man for other-worldly fun. He was also engaging in heavy drug use. He was caught and exposed in 2006, which led him to resign as leader of the National Association of Evangelicals. Ted later gave an interview with ABC, and actually offered an apology to the gay community. He said, “I take all the pain, all the hurt, all the rejection to those men and women (gays and lesbians). I’m deeply sorry, for the attitude that I had.”
Child Star Danny All Grown Up
Danny Bonaduce first gained notoriety back in the 1970s as a child actor on The Partridge Family. As an adult, he has transitioned into a radio personality and reality TV show star. He has also been in the ring as a wrestler. If you remember his reality show with his family, it comes as no surprise that Danny was once caught up in a scandal. He is the son of Joseph Bonaduce who was a TV writer/producer.
Caught Red Handed
Do you remember the catchy theme song to The Partridge Family? The hook of the song was the unforgettable line “come on get happy!” Well, Danny Bonaduce was certainly not happy back in 1991 when he was caught and arrested on charges of assaulting and robbing a transvestite sex worker. Danny later commented on the fiasco saying, “When I picked him up, I thought he was a girl. I picked him up, he got in my car. As soon as he got in and the dome light hit him, it was obvious. He wasn’t a good transvestite. If he was a good transvestite, I might never had known. I was wasted.”
D’angelo, How Does It Feel?
Michael Eugene Archer, better known by the stage name D’Angelo, is an American R&B singer. He has won a Grammy Award during his career and in addition to his singing also writes songs and plays multiple instruments. He is well known for his song “How Does It Feel.” You might remember the super suggestive music video, which many might say is more interesting to see than listening to the song itself.
D’Angelo’s “Run” From Grace
After ascending to relative popularity in the ‘90s, D’Angelo somewhat faded from the mainstream. His fall from grace seemed to only continue into the 2000s. However, it really came to a head in the year 2010 when the former sex icon tried to pick up a sex worker. The police appeared when he tried to pay $40 for a certain act. He drove off in his Range Rover and was caught. The woman he was soliciting turned out to be an undercover cop.
Eve Will Blow Your Mind
Eve Jihan Jeffers-Cooper, otherwise known as Eve, is an American rapper and actress from the City of Brotherly Love. She was the first ever winner of the Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2002. She won the award alongside current The Voice host, Gwen Stefani, for their duet “Let Me Blow Ya Mind.” Eve has since transitioned into the big screen and has appeared in several of the Barbershop films, including the most recent which was released in 2016.
Late Night Rendezvous?
Eve has not remained unscathed from a life in the public eye, however. Back in the year 2007, former Hollywood publicist Jonathan Jaxson claims that Eve hired the services of a lady of the evening. The two allegedly met in a hotel room in South Beach, Florida and later a fight broke out between Eve and the lady. According to the website Allhiphop, Eve went on record as saying “If I wanted to have sex with somebody, then I definitely wouldn’t order a sex worker.” Eve has since married a British businessman named Maximillion Cooper.
The Many Hats Worn by Silvio Berlusconi
Silvio Berlusconi is an Italian media tycoon, politician, and former Prime Minister of Italy who served in four governments while serving as Prime Minister. He is the controlling shareholder of a company by the name of Mediaset, and has owned an Italian football club called A.C. Milan. His nickname is Il Cavaliere (The Knight). With a background like that, there is little surprise that he would fall victim to a sex scandal of his very own.
Berlusconi’s Involved With Underage Sex Worker?!
In 2013, Silvio Berlusconi was named in a very serious case in which he faced rather horrifying accusations. In the early part of that year, Berlusconi was accused of being involved in a prostitution case which involved a minor. He was subsequently convicted of paying an underage sex worker in exchange for sexual favors. Bersculoni appealed the conviction and it successfully overturned in 2014. However, he was later sentenced to three years in jail for bribing a senator. As of 2015, it seems unlikely he will ever serve out ether sentence due to a statute of limitations.
Heidi Fleiss’s Iconic Call Girls
Heidi Fleiss was formerly an American madam and later transitioned into reality stardom and writing columns. After it was revealed that Heidi was a very well-connected madam, she also became a well-known television personality who made frequent appearances on TV shows because of her profession. Her prostitution ring was based out of Los Angeles, California and has since become the stuff of legends. She also later became known for appearing on shows like Vh1’s Celebrity Rehab, and has even had both a documentary and film made about her life.
Heidi’s Vow Of Silence
Heidi Fleiss was outrageously successful as a madam and supposedly made her first million after only four months in the business. She continued to amass millions of dollars with her prostitution ring. Her lifestyle of sex, drugs, and massive amounts of cash quickly came to a screeching halt back in 1993 when she was arrested on federal charges. Ultimately, Heidi had to serve 21 months in jail. One of the most notable parts of this entire debacle is that many of Heidi’s clients were very rich and famous. Luckily for them, Heidi declined to reveal their names. To no one’s surprise, Charlie Sheen was revealed as one her many clients after investigators discovered traveler’s checks he used to pay for her services.
Adventures In Lindsay Land
Lindsay Lohan is an actress, model and singer. She was a little girl when she first began her career working as a child model before transitioning into acting. Lindsay made her acting motion picture debut at 11 years old in The Parent Trap and she had immediate success. She continued to act throughout her teen years but soon fell victim to the spoils of Hollywood. Success may have led her to end up in a lot of bad situations that she has been associated with through the years.
Lindsay’s Endless Troubles
For years, it seems as though everywhere Lindsay Lohan turns, she runs into countless scandalous situations and problems. In 2013, Lindsay’s father Michael, with whom she has had a difficult relationship at best, allegedly went to Star magazine and spilled the beans about his daughter Lindsay. He said that she had been working as a high-class escort, and that Lindsay’s mother Dina was “pimping her out.” While the truth has never been confirmed, rumors have continued to float around about Lindsay who has certainly fallen from favor within the film industry.
Do You Really Want to Make Him Cry?
George O’Dowd, better known as pop superstar Boy George, is an English singer, songwriter, fashion designer and all-around legend. He was the lead singer of the group called Culture Club. If you were around back in the 80s, you will probably remember their hits “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me,” “Time (Clock of the Heart),” and “Karma Chameleon.” Boy George is also well recognized for his love of glam and his androgynous appearance.
Boy George’s Jekyll And Hide Persona
Boy George was known for his rather benign figure, so no one saw it coming when he was arrested and given a fifteen-month prison sentence in the UK back in 2009. Particularly shocking was what his arrest was for, apparently, he imprisoned a male sex worker in his home. He handcuffed the man to a wall fixture and beat the man. We guess Boy George really was a member of the “Church of a Poison Mind”.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Occupation?!
Zhang Ziyi is a well-known actress of Chinese descent. She is best known to Western audiences for her work on the film Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. Let’s make this clear, Zhang Ziyi is not a sex worker nor ever has been a sex worker, and never will be a sex worker. In 2012, her attorney John Mason said that she was accused of being a sex worker and earned $100 million for sleeping with high-ranking officials in China. She sued the China Free Press for libel because of these accusations.
Vince Offer Got Slap-Chopped
Offer Shlomi, better known as Vince Offer, has dabbled in many parts of the film industry but he is best known as an infomercial spokesperson. Vince’s most popular infomercials have been for products like ShamWow, Slap Chop and other funny named gadgets. In 2009, he was arrested and charged with felony battery when he got into a fight with a sex worker in Miami, Florida. The woman bit his tongue and would not let go, and this supposedly was the cause of the scuffle. “Yikes” is probably an understatement for this situation.
Suzy Favors’ Double Life
Suzy Favor Hamilton is a former US Olympian. She was a middle-distance runner. Middle-distance are typically the races for the 800m, the 1500m, or the 1600m (the mile). Suzy competed in three different Olympics. It was super scandalous when it was revealed that Suzy also worked on a track known as the stroll in many cities around the country! She lived the double life of both a track runner and a Las Vegas escort. Her call-girl name was “Kelly Lundy,” and she charged $600 to run circles around clients! Ultimately, she told some of her clients that she was a track runner, and was caught for her indiscretions.
David Beckham Exposed
David Beckham is a former football player (soccer in the US) from the United Kingdom. He is also very well known as the other half of his wife Victoria Beckham formerly known as Posh Spice of the Spice Girls. He was involved in a legal battle with the publishers of a magazine by the name of In Touch in 2010. A hooker named Nicki told In Touch magazine that she had an affair with Beckham in 2007. The lawsuit he filed was unsuccessful.
Lamar Odom’s Taste For Disaster
Lamar Odom is a basketball star. Unfortunately for Lamar, he is known for something other than his basketball playing. In 1997, while looking for a little trouble in Las Vegas, he ended up finding more than he bargained for. After he walked up to a “sex worker” and solicited the woman, he got caught in an undercover sting. The “sex worker” turned out to be a cop and Lamar was arrested. Years later Lamar married Khloe Kardashian, the two subsequently parted because of his drug addiction. While they put off the divorce, Lamar overdosed while patronizing The Bunny Ranch brothel and almost lost his life.
“I Have Sinned Against You Father”
Jimmy Swaggart was a popular, larger-than-life televangelist back in the 1980s. In 1988, he was caught doing the opposite of what he preached. Jimmy was apparently caught by a private detective having relations with a sex worker named Debra Murphree. Of course, he turned to his televised pulpit to apologize to his shocked congregation. If you were around in the 1980s, you might remember his super dramatic apology. During his tearful broadcast, he said, “I have sinned against you, Father.” He also apologized to his wife, to whom he was unfaithful and said, “I have sinned against you and I beg your forgiveness.”
Barney Frank is a former congressman. In 1990, Barney faced his very own political scandal. He admitted to having an affair with a male escort by the name of Steve Gobie and paid Gobie for his services. Although Barney used his own money from his own personal funds to pay for his fun and games, he still faced major public backlash. The real trouble for Barney came after it was revealed that he had hired Gobie to help with various errands and also allowed him to live in his house. Allegedly, Frank hoped that Gobie would turn away “from his life of sin” however, Gobie actually kept working as a sex worker from Frank’s home, turning Barney Frank into a de facto brothel owner. Oops!
The Vikings Naughty Voyage
The Minnesota Vikings are a pretty solid football team in the NFL. They were also known as the “Purple People Eaters” back in the ’70s. Let’s fast forward to 2005. Back in 2005, 17 football players from the Minnesota Vikings supposedly had prostitutes flown in from Atlanta, and had some over-the-top fun on a chartered boat. Players Fred Smoot and Bryant McKinnie pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges, and another player named Moe Williams was convicted of disorderly conduct.
Donald Sterling Racist Rants
Donald Sterling is the former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. Donald regularly engages in what many would consider to be controversial behavior. One such incident finally garnered the attention of the mainstream a few years ago. While engaged in an affair with a much younger woman, it was revealed he said multiple racist remarks to her. That same year, 2014, Sterling was banned from the NBA for life, by commissioner Adam Silver. This was not his first unsavory incident, however. Back in 2003, he testified in court that he paid a Beverly Hills woman named Alexandra Castro for “love time” on a regular basis. He has also faced numerous discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuits. All of this took place while he has remained married to his longtime wife Shelly Sterling.
Wayne Rooney’s Sex Worker Fever
Wayne Rooney is an English soccer (football) star. When he was 18 and just beginning to explore his source of wild oats, he told the British press that he had slept with prostitutes in the past. A newspaper called the Sunday Mirror dug up some information on him revealing that he had recently visited massage parlors in Liverpool. Rooney’s response was: “Foolish as it now seems, I did on occasions visit massage parlors and prostitutes.”
Wayne Couldn’t Get Enough
Wayne Rooney is baaaaack! This time we fast forward to the year 2010. At this time, he was married to a lady by the name of Coleen. He must have had the seven-year itch because the prostitution rumors mentioned above resurfaced around this time. He was caught with a sex worker named Jennifer Thompson. He admitted to his infidelity to avoid going to court and from making these claims public.
Anthony Weiner, Total Democratic Disaster
Anthony Weiner has been considered as a plague to many members of the Democratic party. Although Weiner once had an extremely promising future as a progressive who was also an amazing public speaker, his scandals have since outshined his politics. In 2011, he had his first sexting scandal revealed and went on to publicly apologize and resign from Congress. In 2013, he did it again, and was revealed to have yet another sexting scandal with a young woman named Sidney Leathers. However, this wouldn’t be the last we would hear or see about Anthony Weiner.
Anthony Strikes Again
At the very end of the presidential election of 2016, Anthony Weiner was again thrust into the spotlight when his name was injected into the “but her emails” scandal. In August of 2016, it was revealed he was sexting another woman and even sent a photo of himself with his young son in the background of the photo. Weiner also allegedly exchanged texts with a fifteen-year-old girl, which launched a federal investigation into him. After his latest faux pas, his wife Huma Abedin (who also happens to be a senior aide to Hillary Clinton) finally left him although the two have not divorced as of yet. Anthony Weiner also typically went about his exploits under the pseudonym “Carlos Danger”.
The D.C. Madam’s Tragic End
The former paralegal, Deborah Palfrey, was infamously known as the “D.C. Madam”. She operated an escort service called Pamela Martin and Associates out of the nation’s capital. Although she insisted her business was legal, she was convicted and found guilty of money laundering, racketeering, and essentially running an illegal prostitution ring. She allegedly had the numbers of up to 15,000 clients. After facing a multiple year prison sentence, Deborah Palfrey was found hanged and apparently committed suicide. Click ‘next’ to see which current politician was guilty by association.
Vitter Wants To Protect The “Sanctity” of Marriage While Having Affairs
David Vitter is a former senior Republican United States Senator who hails from Louisiana and was a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives. When Hustler revealed Vitter’s number to be one of many exposed in the D.C. Madam scandal, he admitted to his use of the service and issued a formal public apology. Although he was guilty of his involvement with prostitution, it didn’t seem to affect him negatively as many Republicans offered him forgiveness and he wasn’t charged with any crimes since the statute of limitations for prostitution had expired when the scandal had surfaced. After it was revealed that he had engaged in such behavior, not only did he remain married to his wife but he also remained in office until January of 2017 after not seeking re-election.
Max Mosley’s Nazi Party
Max Mosley is the British former president of Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile, which is the governing body of Formula One and other international motorsports. In 2008, an extremely bizarre sex tape surfaced that featured Mosley and five prostitutes in a Nazi-themed S&M “party” of sorts. He all but admitted guilt, after suing a newspaper for invasion of privacy. He ended up winning the case.
Ne-Yo Involved With A Minor?!
Say it isn’t so! The famed R&B singer has been linked to the Zahia Dehar sex scandal in France back in 2010. Zahia is a French-Algerian model and designer who allegedly was paid for sexual activity with players from the French national football (soccer) team. The scandalous part of this situation was that Zahia was not yet eighteen years old when the whole thing arose. Although the legal age of consent is 15 in France, prostitution is only legal if the person getting paid for their services is at least 18. Ne-Yo was allegedly involved, but he has not commented on the issue.
John Travolta’s Gay Allegations
The Grease and Pulp Fiction actor and singer found himself in the middle of a scandal when a male masseuse came forward with allegations of sexual battery and harassment. Not long after the first accusation, more men came forward with the same allegations, but Travolta has not found himself in any trouble with the law. In recent years, it seems as though his legal team was able to successfully squash any other lawsuits alluding to his supposed sexuality. It is also noteworthy that John has been a member of Scientology which famously has anti-gay views.
Frank Gifford’s Stewardess Set Up
The former running back for the New York Giants and late husband of Kathie Lee was once involved in a scandal that he didn’t bring upon himself. In 1997, Gifford was successfully seduced by an ex-flight attendant, who secretly recorded their entire encounter on video. As it turned out, the woman was hired by a tabloid magazine to create news.
Hulk Hogan’s Gawker Lawsuit
The professional wrestler and WWE personality was involved in a lawsuit with Gawker after they released a clip of a sex tape that Hogan had made with another woman while he was still married. Hogan first sued the other parties involved in the making of the tape, Heather Clem and her estranged husband, radio personality Bubba the Love Sponge. The three settled in court and Clem publicly apologized to Hogan. Hogan then sued Gawker for defamation and invasion of privacy and was awarded $115 million for damages. Gawker subsequently filed for bankruptcy and no longer exists.
Pee-Wee Herman’s Disturbing Obsession
Paul Reubens, who played the eccentric character, Pee-Wee Herman, was arrested in 2002 after cops searched his home and found pornographic materials, some involving minors. While Paul claimed that the photos are antique art pieces, if it truly depicts minors it’s still on the disturbing side. Particularly, because Paul is most famous for starring in a children’s show. This was a whole 11 years after his public first arrest in 1991, when he was accused of public masturbation during a film showing at an adult movie theater.
Letterman Loves The Ladies
The renowned late-night talk show host found himself in a scandal in 2009 when he admitted on his show that he had sexual encounters with multiple female employees. Letterman had been victim to an extortion plot when the boyfriend of one of the women whom he had an affair with attempted to blackmail him. He dedicated a segment of his show to publicly apologize for his actions and has since retired from his 12-year tenure as the host of The Late Show.
Rob Lowe’s Forgotten Scandal
The actor who is most recently known for his role as Chris Traeger on Parks & Recreation was apart of a huge scandal in the ’80s when a videotape surfaced of him. The tape showcased Rob engaging in a certain act with a 16-year-old girl. In the same video, he is also seen exhibiting the same type of behavior with a friend and a young model. The whole scandal ruined his public image at the time, but he was since able to rehabilitate himself into the star we see today.
Woody Allen Seduced His Daughter?!
The famous American director of classic films such as Manhattan or Annie Hall has become infamous for his inappropriate relationship with his step daughter, Soon-Yi Previn. In the ’80s Allen was married to actress Mia Farrow, who had previously adopted Soon-Yi with her former husband. But in 1992 Farrow discovered nude photos of Soon-Yi, that were taken by Allen, and she realized that he and her daughter were having an affair. Woody and Mia divorced, and he remains married to Soon Yi today. Woody was also later accused by his daughter with Mia Farrow, Dylan, of molesting her when she was a child.
Kristen Stewart Public Indecency
The infamously awkward actress, best known for her starring role as Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga, came under fire in 2012. Kristen was photographed making out with Rupert Sanders, who was directing Snow White & The Huntsman, in which she had the starring role. The photos were scandalous because in 2012, she was still dating Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson. The two made up, but eventually broke up a couple years later. Of course, the Twilight fandom had complete meltdowns, including our now president Donald Trump, who encouraged Robert to dump Kristen and come check out his beauty pageant girls. Some members of the fandom still claim that Robert and Kristen are secretly married and also share three secret children together. They claim this despite Kristen publicly proclaiming her relationships with women and Robert being engaged to FKA Twigs.
Jesse James Constant Infidelity
The television personality and ex-husband of Sandra Bullock lost his superstar wife after multiple women came forward claiming to have had affairs with James while he was still married. One of the accusers includes a heavily tattooed stripper who has numerous pictures in Nazi attire. The allegations were true and James publicly apologized, asking for Bullock’s forgiveness. Instead, she filed for divorce.
Ben Affleck With The Nanny?
The actor was in an adorable 10-year marriage with fellow actress Jennifer Garner, but the two ultimately parted ways. Why? Because Affleck was allegedly having an affair with their nanny, Christine Ouzounian. Although the allegations arose while Affleck and Garner were already separated, Affleck denied the claims but news of the affair are probably what prompted the official file for divorce. Some sources speculate that the rumors were started by Ouzounian in attempt to gain her 15 minutes of fame. Until recently, Jennifer and Ben were still co-habitating and while there were rumors they were trying to make it work, the two finally officially filed for divorce.
Jude Law And Another Nanny Scandal
The popular English actor met his former long-term partner, model/actress Sienna Miller, when they were both working on the film Alfie. The got engaged a year later, but the relationship quickly dissolved after Law, who like Ben Affleck, was allegedly having an affair with his children’s nanny. These rumors turned out to be true and Law issued a public apology for his indiscretions.
The Mother Of All Political Sex Scandals
The 42nd President of the United States is fondly remembered as a president yet he is also infamous, for his affair with former White House intern, Monica Lewinsky, during his time in office. Although he denied and tried to cover up the scandal, there was still “substantial and credible information that President Clinton committed Acts that may constitute grounds for an impeachment.” Clinton was impeached by the House, but acquitted by the Senate after it did not reach the two-thirds majority vote needed to qualify the impeachment, thus allowing him to finish out his second term as president.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Hidden Son
The Austrian bodybuilder-turned-actor-turned-politician was involved in scandal when news broke that he had a child out of wedlock. In 2011, it was revealed that he had fathered a son over a decade earlier with a former housekeeper, all while he was married to Maria Shriver. Schwarzenegger admitted the allegations were true to Shriver after she had confronted him about it, and ultimately the scandal ended their 25-year marriage.
Kobe Bryant’s Hotel Accusations
The retired and revered professional basketball player, who played his entire career with the Los Angeles Lakers, was accused of sexual assault in 2003 by a hotel employee in Colorado. Bryant denied the assault claims but did acknowledge that he had a promiscuous encounter with the employee, and at the same time also admitted to having an extra-marital affair with another woman as well. The case was eventually dropped due to the accuser’s refusal to testify, but Bryant publicly apologized to her, saying that he thought the encounter was consensual. Kobe also publicly apologized to his wife and allegedly bought her a massive diamond ring. The apology worked because the two remain together today.
The Comedy Legend’s Undoing
In what would spark the biggest controversy and scandal of 2014, the beloved American comedic actor was accused of multiple accounts of sexual assault. The accusation prompted over fifty women to come forward with the same allegations against Cosby, with some cases dating back to 1965 and well into the early 2000s. The descriptions of the assaults were eerily similar, and many spoke of him using drugs to “sedate” them. Under a taped disposition, Cosby himself acknowledged that he had given Quaaludes to women whom he wanted to have sexual encounters.
The Most Scandalized President
One of the world’s flashiest self-proclaimed billionaires is now the president-elect of the United States, and he has almost as many scandals under his belt as he does dollars. The list of legal controversies facing real estate mogul Donald Trump and the Trump Foundation is quite lengthy. A few lowlights from the list include multiple accusations of sexual assault, charges of fraud for his online Trump University, and allegations of self-dealing and illegal gift-giving against the Trump Foundation. Add in 39 cases of racial housing discrimination against Trump and his late father, and you’ve got a truly presidential pile of salacious scandals.
Roman Is Still On The Run
Legendary film director Roman Polanski, known for the iconic film Rosemary’s Baby, has an extremely well-known sex scandal under his belt. In 1972, Roman was arrested at the home of actor Jack Nicholson and charged with the sexual assault of a minor girl of thirteen years old. Polanski later agreed to a plea deal and plead guilty to the charge of Unlawful Sexual Intercourse with a minor. However, the judge allegedly was going to ignore the plea and sentence him to fifty years in prison. Polanski got wind of this and fled the country. He has never returned to the United States. To this day, prosecutors refuse to drop the charges against him.
Gary Condit, Murderous Implications
Gary Condit is a former politician, he was in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1989 until 2003. In 2001, he was thrust into the international spotlight after the disappearance of a Washington D.C. intern named Chandra Levy. The two had apparently been having an affair, which Condit repeatedly denied before finally confessing to the relationship. Chandra’s remains were found in 2002 in a Washington D.C. area park. The media focused on Condit as the main person of interest in the murder case and it subsequently destroyed his career. Ultimately, another man was charged with Chandra’s murder, however their salacious relationship was the downfall of Gary Condit’s career.
Mackenzie Phillips’s Family Nightmare
Mackenzie Phillips is probably best remembered for her role in the 1980s sitcom One Day At a Time. Mackenzie also came from a famous family and her father was John Phillips of the band the Mamas and the Papas. Later, she became well known for struggling with drug addiction. In 2009, Mackenzie revealed in her memoir that her father was the first to introduce her to drugs at age eleven, and even worse, that the two began an incestuous relationship when she turned nineteen. The affair allegedly lasted for ten years upon which time Mackenzie became pregnant, her father paid for an abortion and “she never let him touch her again”.
Marilyn Monroe’s Iconic Affair
Iconic sex symbol and actress Marilyn Monroe was said to be in the middle of many of her own sex scandals and other salacious stories during her heyday and even in legends that remain about her life. One of the most well-known stories about Marilyn is that she had an affair with John F. Kennedy Jr. It would certainly explain her breathless performance of “Happy Birthday” she famously sang to the president!
Rielle Hunter’s And John Edward’s Heartless Affair
Rielle Hunter was the “other woman” involved with former politician and one-time presidential candidate John Edwards. Rielle is an actress and film producer which is how she met John Edwards after the two met after she pitched him campaign videos. Edwards was subsequently indicted on charges that violated federal campaign contribution laws to cover up an extramarital affair. He ended up having a child with his mistress Rielle Hunter. Edwards wife was also famously battling breast cancer at the time, to which she later succumbed. His wife also wrote a book and discussed how horrifying the situation had been for her.
A Royal Scandal For The Ages
Camilla Parker Bowles is currently married to Prince Charles of England. She famously had an affair with Charles while he was married to the beloved Princess Diana. Although, Camilla and Charles apparently met before his marriage. According to rumors, Charles has always believed Camilla to be his true love. The affair was certainly a thorn in the side of Princess Diana. Camila and Charles finally reunited and got married after the end of his marriage and after Diana tragically died.
Lucy’s Presidential Level Scandal
Taking it back to a super old-school scandal. Lucy Mercer was an American woman who became the social secretary for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The two ultimately became entangled in an affair. However, this was not common public knowledge until 1966 when Johnathan W. Daniels, and former White House Press Secretary, published a memoir called The Time Between Wars. FDR was married to one of our most famous first ladies, Eleanor Roosevelt, whom allegedly engaged in her own lesbian affairs.
The Missing Governor
Back in 2009, Republican South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford disappeared and there was a whirlwind explosion of media coverage. It turns out he was actually in Argentina with former television journalist Maria Belen Chapur. The two were engaged in an affair, as Mark was married at the time. Later, Mark Sanford held an interview and said that Maria was his “soulmate” although he was going to “try to fall back in love” with his wife. Unsurprisingly, Mark and his wife subsequently divorced and he became engaged to Maria for a time although the two later parted ways.
Caught In A Political Whirlwind
Ashley Dupré came to notoriety when was the woman at the center of the Eliot Spitzer sex scandal. At the time, she was working as a call girl and went by the name Kristen. After she was publicly unmasked she has since worked as a sex columnist for the New York Post. She also apparently pursued singing in the New York City area. Ashley later settled down and got married construction magnate named Thomas Earle and the two have several children together.
Sydney Leathers, From Sexting To Adult Movies
Sydney Leathers was the young woman at the center of the second Anthony Weiner sexting scandal. Oddly enough, Sydney first came in contact with him when she sent him a message admonishing is previous sexting scandal. Sydney later attempted to capitalize on her newfound fame, including starring in a porn version of the scandal, working as a cam girl, and other various sex work.
Kim K’s Sex Tape Big Break
Kim Kardashian first jumped into the public zeitgeist after her sex tape with Ray-J, rapper and R&B singer Brandy’s brother, was released back in 2007. From their Kim catapulted to fame with her family’s television show, various promotional and modeling contracts, mobile phone applications, and various retail ventures. She has since become a social media maven, and to think it all started with a sex tape!
Paris’ Night Vision Rendezvous
Paris Hilton was the first in the era of reality television socialites, even before her friend Kim Kardashian. Paris is an heiress to the famous Hilton family, as in the famous hotel chain. Right before her show with Nicole Richie, The Simple Life, debuted, a strange night-vision sex tape starring her and Rick Salomon was released in 2004. The tape conjured up a lot of publicity for the show, and Paris later sued for defamation and said she earned no money from the release of the tape.
Leann Rimes’ Lifetime Affair
Country sweetheart and childhood singing sensation Leann Rimes was an unlikely figure to get caught up in a sex scandal but she certainly did. In 2009, Leann started an affair with actor Eddie Cibrian while shooting a Lifetime movie. Leann was married to her husband Dean Sheremet of 7 years and Eddie was married to his wife Brandi of 8 years. Brandi and Leann went on to get married, although not without their share of drama especially with Eddie’s ex-wife Brandi who went on to become a real housewife. Brandi and Leann have hashed it out over the years on social media especially over Eddie and Brandi’s two young sons.
Rebecca and Kari Ann’s Tryst
Actress Rebecca Gayheart and former beauty queen Kari Ann Peniche were on the receiving end of some unwanted publicity after a scandalous nude video was released which also feature Rebecca’s husband. You might recognize Rebecca’s husband, Eric Dane, as McDreamy from Grey’s Anatomy. The video was leaked and all parties were not happy about it to say the least. Eric and Rebecca went on to have two children together, and Kari was later seen on Vh1’s Celebrity Rehab.
Sienna’s Time To Shine
British actress Sienna Miller was once on the victim side of a scandal, after her then boyfriend Jude Law cheated on her with the nanny in 2005. Later, she took her turn as the “other woman” in a relationship. In 2008, Sienna had an affair married actor and heir Balthazar Getty. The two were absolutely not private about the affair and multiple scandalous photos showing a nearly nude Sienna gallivanting on a yacht together were released. The two broke up and Balthazar returned to his wife. Later Sienna rekindled her relationship with Jude Law but the two parted ways for good in 2011.
Pam Anderson’s Stolen Home Movies
Actress and sex symbol Pamela Anderson had an unwanted amount of attention after a sex tape she filmed with her husband Tommy Lee of the band Motley Crue was released. The sex tape was taken aboard a yacht on their honeymoon and subsequently stolen from their home. Pam later sued the company who released the tape and settled for an undisclosed amount. Later another tape featuring Pam was peddled which this time featured her former boyfriend Bret Michaels from Poison. However, Bret was able to successfully block the release and only a short version has been circulated via the internet.
Angelina Jolie’s Scandalous Past
Angelina Jolie, movie star and considered by some to be the most beautiful woman in the world, has had her fair share of sex scandals. One such scandal was when she and Brad Pitt met on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Although Brad was still married to Jennifer Aniston at the time, sparks apparently began to fly and the two hit it off. Not long after Brad announced his divorce and he was photographed on the beach with Angelina and her son Maddox, whom he later adopted. Brad even once said that his children have a film where they can see their parents fall in love, referring to Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
Elizabeth Taylor’s Legendary Affair
Elizabeth Taylor was a legendary film star and like her younger counterpart Angelina, considered to be one of the most beautiful women in the world. Many scandals surrounded her throughout her life and her nine marriages! One such scandal was when she became involved with actor Eddie Fisher who was married to her best friend and actress Debbie Reynolds. According to Debbie’s daughter the late Carrie Fisher, the two later made up over the unfortunate situation.
The Billionaire High Risk Child Sex Offender
The insanely wealthy Jeffrey Epstein has built a successful career as a financier that has earned him a mansion in New York City, an apartment in Paris, and a villa in Palm Beach, Florida. At his villa, however, Epstein was accused of soliciting sex from underage girls. During the investigation of his home, authorities found well-concealed cameras around the house to record the girls’ sexual activities with other prominent figures for blackmail purposes. After being found guilty, Epstein served 13 months of his 18-month sentence and was registered as a “high risk of re-offense” sex offender. Although, he was only found guilty of one charge, Jeffrey is apparently a pedophile and as though the story couldn’t get any worse, he has also been accused of regularly recruiting girls in to some kind of sex slave ring. Jeffrey also owned his own Caribbean island, which has since been dubbed “Orgy Island”.
Jeffrey’s Political Affiliations
Some visitors of Jeffrey’s “Orgy Island” have allegedly included Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew and Stephen Hawking. One alleged victim named, Virginia Roberts Giuffre even said that she saw both Prince Andrew and Bill Clinton on the island. While she claims President Clinton never did anything wrong, she said that Prince Andrew did have relations with her when she was still a minor. Buckingham Palace, however, unsurprisingly issued a denial. It turns out that Bill Clinton was definitely associated with Jeffrey, with the former even making a $25,000 donation to the Clinton Foundation in 2006. The Clintons are not the only political association that Jeffrey kept.
Jeffrey’s “Good Friend” – Donald Trump
Jeffrey Epstein was also apparently a good friend of Donald Trump. He frequented Trump’s resort Mar-a-Lago and Trump was also a guest at Jeffrey’s home. Jeffrey often had an array of barely dressed young models around. In 2002 Trump even commented on him publicly saying, “I’ve known Jeff for 15 years. Terrific guy. He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it — Jeffrey enjoys his social life.”
Jeffrey’s Disturbing Denial
Another victim of Jeffrey’s dubbed “Alison” said he even sought to have her emancipate herself from her parents so she could live with him and be his “sex slave”. Jeffrey Epstein will remain on the registered sex offender list for as long as he is alive. He spoke to the Washington Post in 2011, and was seemingly dismissive of the serious allegations saying, “I’m not a sexual predator, I’m an ‘offender’. It’s the difference between a murderer and a person who steals a bagel.”