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Sex scandal

A sex scandal is a scandal in which a public figure becomes embroiled in an embarrassing sexual situation, often involving adultery or some other form of affair.

Sex scandals are often associated with movie stars and politicians, and are often believed to be the result of great power and wealth leading to poor judgement.

Famous Sex Scandals

  • The Monica Lewinsky affair, in which sitting American President Bill Clinton engaged in a variety of sexual activites with his intern.

  • The Hugh Grant scandal, in which actor Hugh Grant picked up a prostitute and was subsequently arrested by California police.

  • The Gary Condit scandal, in which a California congressman was revealed to be having an affair with his intern, which was alleged may have also led to her murder.

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