From the big screens in Hollywood to the decision makers in the political world, these high-ranking individuals succumbed to their demons and thereby, creating juicy Celebrity Scandals. With that being said here is what we consider to be the list of the top ten scandals ever. Some of these rank from deviously perverted Hollywood scandals to some of the biggest political scandals ever to happen on US soil.
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10. Tiger Woods
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Few sports and celebrity scandals match that of Tiger Woods. Forbes named him the first athlete to earn one billion dollars but sent his life and career down the drain when he made his way into the Celebrity Scandals wagon. Despite being married with three kids, Tiger’s cheating allegations with strippers, exotic dancers arose raising one of the biggest celebrity scandals in US history. Woods reportedly confessed to sleeping with 20 women. Aside from losing most of his endorsement deals, Woods is yet to score another tournament win to date.
9. O.J Simpson
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The American football Star has been one of the most talked about Celebrity Scandals till date. In 2000, O.J Simpson was charged with the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and a friend Ron Goldman. His trial led to what is known today as the ‘most publicized criminal trial in American history’. Simpson was declared not guilty and set free. His freedom was cut short in 2008 when he was sentenced to 33 years in prison for kidnapping and armed robbery.
8. Roman Polanski
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Hollywood scandals may be too frequent to take much of your attention but Roman Polanski always comes to mind when we think of degenerate Hollywood scandals. The polish award-winning director led the most perverted Hollywood scandals when in 1977, Polanski was charged with raping 13-year-old Samantha Jane Galey. Polanski accepted a plea bargain but when he learned he would be imprisoned and deported, Polanski fled the United States. In 2013, on his way to the Zurich Film Festival to receive a lifetime achievement award, Roman Polanski was finally arrested.
7. Bill Cosby
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The headliner of the famous ‘The Cosby Show’, Bill Cosby jumped into the Celebrity Scandal Bandwagon when sexual assault allegations against him began to surface in the media in the early 70’. The accusations finally gained media attention. Cosby has been accused by over 60 women so far. No court ruling has been done on his case yet. It stands to be the only unresolved Hollywood Scandal on the list.
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The break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in 1972 ranks high amongst the biggest political scandals that ever occurred in the United States. It marked the end of the Nixon administration and the first time ever till date that a U.S President resigned from office. President Richard Nixon’s administration attempted to cover its involvement, but when evidence came up implicating the President and his aides, Nixon resigned as the President.
5. Arnold Schwarzenegger
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The actor turned politician, who became the Governor of California double plays as one of the biggest political scandals and also Hollywood scandal. Seven days after his 25 years marriage ended with Maria Shriver, the news broke that Schwarzenegger had fathered a son more than fourteen years earlier with his household employee Mildred Baena. The Celebrity Scandal got hotter when it was revealed that not only did it take Shriver a decade to find out about her husband’s love child but that, they had both been pregnant at the same time.
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The sex scandal between 49-year-old President Bill Clinton and 22-year-old White House Intern, Monica Lewinsky surfaced in 1998 and shook the White Walls of the White House. Clinton denied the claims but when confronted with evidenced, tendered his apology. The senate and Bill Clinton’s wife, Hillary Clinton, later had him forgiven.
3. Marilyn Monroe And Kennedys’
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Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe and her affair with the President John F. Kennedy tops the list of Hollywood Scandals and is certainly one of the biggest political scandals of all time. Little was done to hide what is now referred to as one of the biggest celebrity scandals. Monroe reportedly became obsessed with JFK, and the President assigned his brother, Robert Kennedy to tell her off. Recent reports showed that Monroe had an affair with Robert too before her death.
2. Left Eye Lopes
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Lisa ‘left eye’ Lopes of TLC, let her wrath burn her way into this Hollywood Scandal. In 2000, her boyfriend, Alison Rison had left his house after an argument with Lopes, it was then Lopes set fire to a pair of sneakers in the bathtub, walked out of the house and watched the ten million dollar mansion burn to flames. Lopes was charged with felony arson but was later released on a $75,000 bail.
1. Donald Trump
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2016 U.S Presidential candidate Donald Trump, bags the number one spot for the biggest Political Scandal. In October 2016, a video of him boasting of sexually assaulting women was released. Ever since then, several women have come forward accusing trump of assault. Opinion polls have suggested that this video may have cost him his campaign supporters and probably, just probably the White House.
There it is, The Top Ten Scandals Ever. We made a clear attempt to touch on some of the biggest Hollywood scandals, a few celebrity scandals committed by non-Hollywood personalities and some of the biggest political scandals we have ever known. Feel free to let us know what you think. We love to hear from you.