Be it an epidemic, a bombing or an earthquake; sex scandals of politicians always overshadow rest of the affairs. Well, if a politician ditches his wife and children then how can you trust him for your personal welfare? That’s why their unlicensed sexual journeys are always flipped by the TRP conscious media in spectacular fashion. Readers, you carry on to know about top 10 sex scandals that sensationalized the s**t out of everything!
A Rajya Sabha MP and a lofty member of the Indian National Congress, Mr. Singhvi is also a fierce lawyer who was caught while sticking his political rod at an ill-advised place. Yes, Dude sex. The loyal Indian politician presented a BS explanation like others do, and which always carries three straight points: Morphed, Forged and Fabricated. Anyways, he followed his ‘Dharma’ and did the ‘Karma’ to enjoy like a boss but later blamed social media for displaying the size of his element publicly.
A former Prosecutor General of Russia, Yuri Skuratov’s image was tarnished in the mainstream when he was caught on camera while courting two damsels. He was known in Russia for his long-standing innings against political corruptions, making him liable to get appraisal from Joseph Stalin, had the latter one alive. Interestingly, he was nailed down by the then FSB Chief Vladimir Putin who himself is notorious for scoring chicks.
On the global political landscape, Moshe Katsav came to uttermost notoriety when in 2006, he was accused for raping one of his female subordinates while serving as the President of Israel. Apart from this, he was also questioned by the police for sexual harassments of up to ten women. In 2012, he was released from the prison after Shimon Peres, the 9th President of Israel, pardoned him. Yes, he was emancipated despite of violating one of the Ten Commandments: “Thou shalt not commit adultery.” Was it fair?
Freedom of expression becomes an illusion when you’re walking on the streets of China. In the land of Mao Zedong, everything happens under a veil made of badass laws. But the sex scandal of Lei Zhengfu, a high-level government official, shockingly made its way out in the social media. Well, thanks to the micro blogging culture in China that always shows middle finger to the propaganda-centric government and its crappy restrictions. Lei was spotted romancing a girl in a hotel room. The girl was sent by a builder to grab a land lease contract. It was the girl who secretly made the sex tape to blackmail him further.
And here comes one of the founding fathers of America who also fathered six children of Sally Hemings, an African slave. The story of this scandalous relationship dates back to 1787, when Jefferson happens to be the United States Ambassador to France. Widely known as the Jefferson-Hemings controversy, this case was often questioned for its legitimacy but eventually in 1998, it was revealed in a DNA research that Jefferson actually had a sexually stigmatized past. Had Martin Luther King, Jr. been present at that time, he would have given high five to the American President.
A member of the Republican Party, Mark Foley represented the 16th District of Florida and gained wide popularity for being one of the first antagonists of child pornography. However, things suddenly changed like the weather of Hanoi when he was charged for sending sexually suggestive e-mails to teenaged boys. Right after the case, Foley resigned from the Congress and his political ambitions vanished like fart in wind.
Gary Hart was the Democratic candidate for the 1988 presidential elections in the United States. Considered as a politician of high esteem, Gary lost his reputation as well as his candidacy when an image of him was published in The Miami Herald. In the much controversial photo, Donna Rice, a marketing representative was sitting on his lap while both were relishing their stay on a motor yacht Monkey Business. A popular man descended from a height of success whereas a not-so-popular lady managed to earn fame in the fashion world.
Brigadier John Profumo fought for his country in World War 2 and for his image till the day he lived. Post military service, he held several political posts including the Secretary of State of War. Profumo’s public image declined almost instantly when his extramarital affair with a British show girl Christine Keeler was revealed. Counted among one of the most sensational sex scandals of politicians, the Profumo Affair also tarnished the reputation of the then British Government, of which Harold Macmillan was the Prime Minister.
A media tycoon, the owner of A.C. Milan and apart from everything, the Prime Minister of Italy for three times, Silvio Berlusconi is currently facing severe charges for his sexual escapade with an underage Moroccan prostitute Karima El Mahroug. This relationship came to prominence in the mainstream media when Berlusconi was persistently pressurizing the police to release El Mahroug, while the latter was arrested on theft charges.
It was 1998, when the presidential chair of the United States made big news all across the world; however not in a salutary way. The then President Bill Clinton was impeached for having sexual encounters with Monica Lewinsky, an intern at White House. Also known as ‘Zippergate’ in the mainstream, this sensational sex scandal flip-flopped the reputation of Bill Clinton as one of the shrewdest analysts in the history of American politics.