8 Most Scandalous Work Affairs

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A list of the most scandalous work affairs, how they started, and their aftermath.

The Fallout: Those in glass houses should never throw stones. In 2007, the über conservative admitted to wooing his now wife while he was still married, but saw his extracurricular activities as far from hypocritical. After all, Clinton was impeached not for having an affair but for lying about it. The spin seemingly saved his career. The Fox News analyst is reportedly considering a run for president in 2012 with his former fling at his side.

3. David Letterman & Female Staffers

The Frolic: The talk show king uses sexual liaisons as fodder for late-night laughs, so when personal indiscretions came to light, the comic defaulted to what he knows best: jokes. Letterman's casual confession to romping with female staffers stunned his audience, but it didn't close the curtain on his career. Instead, his 10-minute monologue stopped a former producer from extorting $2 million to keep the affairs secret. In an industry where timing is everything, the gap-toothed comedian focused on the would-be blackmail to help take heat off his own dalliances. Instead of apologizing for cavorting with employees and cheating on his wife (whom he dated for 23 years before marrying), he painted himself the victim of a cruel scam. Way to spin it! Excelle: Dating A Coworker: Can It Work For You?

 

The Fallout: Not much. Letterman's ratings have never been better (up 22% over his average at the same time last year), his blackmailer is behind bars, and his wife seems to have stuck around for the sake of their five-year-old boy. A spokesman for Letterman's production company said its policy doesn't ban booty calls between managers and employees. Looks like he'll continue to make potshots at fellow philanderers and get off scot-free. There's nothing a top ten list can't fix!

4. Steve Phillips & Production Assistant

The Frolic: A well-known sports celebrity recently checked out of a secluded sex addiction clinic. And no, it wasn't Tiger Woods. Former ESPN analyst Steve Phillips is busy picking up the pieces after a tryst with a production assistant wrecked his career and nearly destroyed his marriage. Phillips had hoped his alleged three-night stand in July 2009 would fly under the radar, but 22-year-old Brooke Hundley was a bit more smitten. After Phillips cut her off, she allegedly cyberstalked his son on Facebook and harassed his wife with calls and a letter, describing Phillips' birthmarks and details of the dalliance. The cable giant initially suspended the baseball expert but decided to fire both parties after the scandal went public. Phillips immediately entered the same Mississippi clinic as Woods to get therapy.

 
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