They say there’s no such thing as bad publicity, but we don’t entirely agree. While some sex scandals have generated enough buzz to help a celeb claw their way up from the C-list, they’ve also sparked lawsuits and ruined families. Take a long, hard look at nine of Hollywood’s most infamous ones!
Joe Paterno's family has called on Pennsylvania's attorney general and former FBI Director Louis Freeh to release all emails and records related to their investigations into the Penn State child sex-abuse scandal, saying a leaker or leakers have used selective emails to "smear" the late coach and university officials.
The accusation that John Edwards used the services of "Millionaire Madam" Anna Gristina raised eyebrows. Edwards is the first john publicly linked to the alleged prostitution ring run on the Upper East Side.
I woke up to my TV blaring a news report recounting the details of the Secret Service scandal with Colombian prostitutes, detailing how some were fired, others were allowed to resign, and eight remain under investigation. After pounding my fist into the pillow a few times, I ran to turn it off. My TV is programmed to turn on automatically at 7:30 a.m., and sometimes I think it shouldn't be.
Local New York City news blog DNA Info reported today that former presidential candidate and North Carolina Senator John Edwards was patronizing prostitutes in 2007 — namely a call girl working for the so-called "Soccer Mom Madam" or "Millionaire Madam" on NYC's Upper East Side.
Tiger woods, Jesse James, and now Lamar Odom? Will the husband of Kloe Kardashian find himself in a sex scandal come nightfall?
In hearing the stories coming out of Penn State about the years of lack of follow through on the reports of coach Jerry Sandusky’s clearly inappropriate conduct with young men, it is hard not to wonder how this could have happened. How did all those otherwise caring and intelligent men who either witnessed or heard about what was going on just put it out of their minds? How did they do that? As Mark Twain so famously quipped, "Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt." I have started to wonder if it might be a river in Pennsylvania.
As an atheist, it's nice to know that I'm less likely to ever become president than a devout Christian who's cheated on his wife with everything that moves. Hypocrites much? Even as an atheist, I know the Ten Commandments better than some conservative folks.
In his damning NBC interview, the Penn State ex-coach was remorseless, creepy, and delusional. His lawyer, Joseph Amendola, was stupid to let him talk—though witlessness by the prosecution may yet help Sandusky’s case.
If you saw a child getting raped, what would you do? Mike McQueary had that very decision to make on March 1, 2002. He saw a 10-year-old boy getting raped in a locker room shower by, for all intents and purposes, his boss, Jerry Sandusky.
As we try to process all the sordid and unbelievable details of the Jerry Sandusky child sex scandal, it's hard not to wonder what his wife, Dottie, must be going through right now. I can only imagine she is as horrified and shocked as the rest of the world, as most any wife would be. But I also wonder if she is now looking back on the past 15 years and questioning how she couldn't have seen the clues more clearly.
Regardless of what side of the political spectrum they fall on, it seems that men in powerful positions just can't keep it in their pants. The latest politician to fall under scrutiny is businessman-turned-Republican presidential hopeful, Herman Cain.
Halloween is about turning heads and causing a ruckus. You and your trick-or-treating partner will be the most controversial couple at the party if you decide to pay homage to one of the biggest sex scandals of the year.
Nafissatou Diallo, or "Nafi," the 32-year-old black domestic who dared to accuse one of the most powerful men in the world of rape, has unexpectedly stepped forward to prove to us that her allegations against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former head of the International Monetary Fund, are true. And further, that she is not guilty of the salacious accusations that have been made against her in the press since she accused Strauss-Kahn of rape two months ago.
Nafissatou Diallo claimed one of the world's most powerful men tried to rape her— and then found herself accused. In an exclusive interview in this week's Newsweek, Diallo tells vivid, gripping details of Dominique Strauss-Kahn's alleged attack, and rejects accusations of being a sex worker.