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1. The Lewinsky Scandal

The Lewinsky Scandal

Former President Bill Clinton’s sexual affair, outside of his marriage during the periods of 1995- 1997, ultimately resulted in him being brought up on impeachment charges including perjury and obstruction of justice. Clinton’s mistress was Monica Lewinsky, a 22-year-old intern at the White House during his stint in office. According to Monica, he was her “sexual soul mate,” and had encounters on nine occasions.

2. Watergate Scandal

Watergate Scandal

President Nixon remains the only president of the United States to ever resign. On June 17th, five men burgled the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. in an attempt to plant wires to “yield information of value.” The Nixon administration attempted to cover-up the scandal but failed.

3. John Wayne Bobbitt and Lorena Bobbitt

John Wayne Bobbitt and Lorena Bobbitt

John Wayne Bobbitt and Lorena Bobbitt were married on June 18, 1989. Exactly four years and five days later, according to Lorena, her husband raped her. After a drink of water, she cut off his penis with a knife then tossed the remains in a near-by field. After the severed body part was found, it took doctors James T. Sehn and David Berman nine-and-a-half hours to reattach the piece.

4. Penn State Child Sex Abuse Scandal

Penn State Child Sex Abuse Scandal

Victim one of the Penn State child abuse scandal came out in 2008, claiming the (then) assistant coach–Jerry Sandusky–molested him since he was 12 years old. Mike McQueary, another assistant coach, admitted to witnessing Sandusky’s illegal sexual activity one day, in the shower in the locker room of the Lasch Football Building at Penn State. The boy turned out to be another victim.

5. People of the State of California v. Orenthal James Simpson

People of the State of California v. Orenthal James Simpson

Two years after O.J Simpson and Nicole Brown divorced, she and her friend Ronald Goldman were found dead outside her LA condo with O.J. the leading suspect in the heinous crime. A massive amount of reporters awaited Simpson at 11pm on June 17th, the specific time he was supposed to turn himself in. Kim Kardashian’s father, Robert Kardashian was a friend of O.J. and served on his legal council.

6. Clarence Thomas Controversy

Clarence Thomas Controversy

Clarence Thomas’ “good character” is what got him a nomination to the U.S Supreme Court. It would be that same “good character” that would come back to haunt him! During the senate trials an interview with a woman by the name Anita Hill surfaced, that portrayed as a sexual deviant. She claimed Thomas sexually harassed her during his supervisor job at the Department of Education and the EEOC.

7. People of the State of California vs. Conrad Robert Murray

People of the State of California vs. Conrad Robert Murray

When the prosecution began their trial against Michael Jackson’s personal doctor Conrad Murray, in their opening statement the “misplaced trust in the hands of Murray cost Jackson his life.” Jackson died after a fatal dose of the sedative propofol and lorazepam which Murray would allegedly provide in order to help the world-renowned entertainer sleep.

8. Eliot Spitzer Prostitution Scandal

Eliot Spitzer Prostitution Scandal

New York governor Eliiot Spitzer not only ruined his career but almost irrevocably damaged his marriage after being linked to a prostitution ring. He was accused of using campaign money to fund personal and intimate meetings with a $1,000-an-hour call girl, Ashley Alexandra Dupré. “I cannot allow for my private failings to disrupt the people’s work,” said Spitzer upon his resignation from office.

9. Tiger Woods’ Infidelity Scandal

Tiger Woods’ Infidelity Scandal

The National Enquirer’s article about an extramarital affair between Tiger Woods and Rachel Uchitel proved true. It aired two days before Wood’s wife Elin Nordegren bashed the side of his car in which was followed by a plethora of women who also admitted to having sexual relations with the champion. On December 11th, Woods admitted to the affairs.

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