Sex scandals of the rich and famous are nothing new. There have been a slew of scandals reported in the media lately. The latest concerns Anthony Weiner, a New York Democrat. It was reported last week that Weiner sent an inappropriate photo to a college girl via his Twitter account. While at first he denied all responsibility, claiming his account was hacked, on Monday, June 6 he admitted he was the one who sent the photo. Weiner admitted to having inappropriate communication with six women, though he claims he never cheated on his wife. He said the communication with these woman lasted up to three years. While Weiner apologized and seemed remorseful, he also said he has no intention of resigning from his position. This is just the latest political sex scandal. Other ones from the recent past include IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and of course, golf legend Tiger Woods. Here is a look at some of the most famous sex scandals.
U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) speaks to the media in New York, June 6, 2011. Representative Anthony Weiner admitted on Monday to sending a lewd photo of himself to a 21-year-old female college student over his Twitter account after previously denying he had done so. Reuters
Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn listens to his lawyer, William Taylor, inside of a New York State Supreme Courthouse during a bail hearing in New York May 19, 2011. Kahn was granted bail by a New York judge on Thursday, and the former IMF chief has vowed to fight charges that he tried to rape a hotel maid in Manhattan. Reuters
Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered a child with a member of his household staff. Reuters
Spitzer, then the governor of New York, was embroiled in a March 2008 sex scandal when it was revealed he utilized the services of a New Jersey-based call-girl ring Emperor's Club VIP. Spitzer was identified as the infamous "Client-9" in court papers, which the New York Times reported was in fact Spitzer. After initially saying he would not resign, Spitzer, a former New York attorney general known as the "Sheriff of Wall Street," stepped down from his post as his ashen-faced wife, Silda Wall Spitzer, looked on. Reuters
Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav (C) is seen inside the court room at a district court in Tel Aviv March 22, 2011. Katsav was sentenced on Tuesday to seven years in jail for rape, a case that brought shame to Israel's highest office and sent a firm message to a transfixed public that no one was above the law. Reuters
Golfer Tiger Woods of the U.S. attends a news conference of the upcoming HSBC golf tournament in Shanghai November 3, 2010. Reuters
A defiant Silvio Berlusconi said he was not worried about an order to stand trial for paying for sex with an underage girl and abuse of power, and vowed to see out his term until 2013. Reuters