Friday, 4 January 2013

The 9 Biggest Scandals Of The Century By NBC’s “Deception”

1: 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. Clinton denied the accusations with the famous claim “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.” Evidence, including his semen found on Lewinsky’s dress, was so strong that Clinton was forced to backtrack his statements. He was acquitted of all charges.

2: 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. The story was leaked to the Washington Post by a secret informant given the name “deep throat” due to his deep voice. 43 people were indicted, convicted and incarcerated and former President Nixon has never lived down the moment in history.

3: John Wayne Bobbitt and Lorena Bobbit:

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. During the trial, Lorena accused John of physical, verbal and mental abuse. A jury found her insane and “she could not be held liable for her actions.” The case had such a cultural impact because it dealt with the issue of marital rape and domestic violence.

4: R. Kelly “Underage” Scandal:
In 2002, a videotape allegedly showing R. Kelly urinating on an alleged minor surfaced. The video spread like wildfire through bootleg copies and file sharing networks. In June the “Feelin’ On Ya Booty” singer was indicted on “21 counts of having sex with a minor, which were later reduced to soliciting a minor for child pornography, seven counts of videotaping the acts, and seven counts of producing child pornography,” reports Wikipedia. Kelly didn't see a judge until 2007 and was found, after one day of deliberations, not guilty of all 14 counts. The scandal shocked the entertainment world and hit close to the homes of parents who felt betrayed by the artist.

5: 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. He read the controversial letter that spawned an all out search for O.J. who was eventually found in his Ford Bronco. 95 million viewers tuned in to watch O.J. be captured. O.J. was arraigned three days later and pleaded not guilty. Even though the prosecution felt they had strong DNA evidence, no murder weapon or witnesses but a glove left behind on the scene. O.J. tried the glove on in court but it did not fit. On October 3rd, he was found “Not Guilty.” The case divided the nation!

6: 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. Thomas described the scrutiny as “high-tech lynching for uppity blacks. “Even though Thomas was still appointed to office, the case raised the topic of workplace sexual harassment to the public eye.

7: 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. While Murray’s defense team argued that Jackson self-administered the drug that instantly killed him, it took the jury only eight hours to convict Murray of involuntary manslaughter. He is currently serving four years in prison.

8: 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:

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. AT&T, Gatorade, TAG Heuer and General Motors dropped their endorsements with the golfer.

Originally seen on: hellobeautiful

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