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What Is the Most Shocking Sex Scandal of 2009?

The year in sex scandals started off quietly, but Spring heated up to Summer and secret affairs started to sweat. In May, Jon Gosselin went from doting dad to cheating husband — what he became in the months that followed is a whole other category! Then topless photos of Miss California, Carrie Prejean, surfaced and put her into the spotlight long enough to be dethroned, though not officially for the photos. Only a week later, our attention was diverted to South Carolina where state officials were posting fliers for its lost governor, Mark Sanford. He was in Argentina with his lover. Always the last place you look! Over in Italy, Prime Minister Berlusconi confessed he was "no saint."

Eric Dane got in on the beauty-queen drama when a naked tape appeared of him, his wife Rebecca Gayheart, and former Miss Teen USA Kari Ann Peniche. And David Letterman and ESPN sports analyst Steve Phillips got caught working one too many late nights. We thought the year in scandal was over until Tiger Woods crashed his car into a fire hydrant near his home last week, allegedly after a fight with his wife over an affair. And now at least two women have come forward to say they played a round or two with Tiger. Rwwwar!

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trinitycc trinitycc 7 years
I was going to vote for Sanford, but then voted for Tiger because of the number of women he had... Were they all during his marriage or were some from before? When did he have the time???!
aimeelove aimeelove 7 years
Tiger, because it was really a shock! I would have never guessed..
sugajen sugajen 7 years
Tiger just proves ppl who look clean in the media are just hiding alot. Martha Stewert, pee wee herman...
elenalda elenalda 7 years
I meant 3%
elenalda elenalda 7 years
oh plz only 35 for silvio???????? The guy is way on top....
SpeakLike-aChild SpeakLike-aChild 7 years
I agree with Merie33, about Eric Dane. It was just something private made public, but there was no sex and no scandal, he was with his wife.
Venus1 Venus1 7 years
In France hardly anyof these would get a comment in the press where privacy in personal life is considered supreme.
jadenirvana jadenirvana 7 years
I'm personally still shocked about Amanda Knox. Shocked!
Kaki Kaki 7 years
hah, i think all the guys there look perverted.
lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 7 years
I never watched golf, but I had always seen Tiger Woods as a reserved family guy. I was definitely shocked. I didn't believe any of it until the voicemail came out.
NurseKimberly NurseKimberly 7 years
janneth janneth 7 years
Tiger Squeeky Clean Woods. Yes, Sanford and his soul mate are sickening to the max. But I follow golf somewhat, and I am shocked. Just the product endorcements alone, that he is putting in jeopardy! He is followed by the media. How did he pull this off for so long?
merie33 merie33 7 years
I really don't understand how Eric Dane was a sex SCANDAL. He was with his wife. If they chose as a couple to include someone else, that's their business.
hex913 hex913 7 years
I chose Tiger Woods, not because it's all in the news right now, but because he's always had such a squeaky clean image that it's a surprise. A close second though was David Letterman.
mix-tape mix-tape 7 years
Tiger Woods?!?! Seriously? I voted for Mark Sanford, he's a public figure and just peaced out of the country during his term to be with his lover. UM WTF???
xgreenfairyx xgreenfairyx 7 years
Prejean was awesome. Nothing like a good video of you touching yourself to tear you down to size. I'm sure jesus would have approved. Sanctimonious barbie....
Hello890 Hello890 7 years
I didn't vote for Tiger because it's just unfolding. I thought about the "shock" factor that I had with each of these scandals and his seemed to be the greatest, because I NEVER would have thought he'd do something like that. He seems like such an upright citizen. It wasn't a big shocker with all the other celebrities. For instance, Jon G....hello!? He seemed to have a pretty stressed out life anyways, with the kids and Kate, it was bound to happen. No surprise's almost the same with the others.
starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
I voted Letterman cause it actually surprised me. Tiger got votes cause it a recent event.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
Sanford grosses me out that most, but honestly I don't find any of them that shocking. Maybe Tiger, since his image relies so heavily on that of a clean cut guy.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
I also voted for Sanford!! his whole "this is a LOVE story" bull---- just turned my stomach
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
Laura, all that came to mind with me was the pictures of his kids that he posted for the whole world to see. I guess he's a little more quiet than some other celebs, but I think he's certainly more loud (for lack of a better word) than most other athletes. Mamasita, I agree, I think a lot of people are voting for Tiger because his scandal is still unfolding right now. GlowingMoon, I voted for Sanford, too. The whole thing was just...strange! And chill, I disagree that Tiger previously had a squeaky clean image. He's been notorious for the tantrums he throws on the golf course for a while now. He's always swearing and slamming his clubs down.
tiff58 tiff58 7 years
I voted for Tiger, but actually meant to vote for Sanford.
chillchic chillchic 7 years
Tiger because one second he was in a car accident and the next, BAM! it's a scandal. Plus with his squeaky clean image, who would have guessed he was such a dog?
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 7 years
I guess for me it would have to be Letterman only because it involves attempted extortion. Woods is just another young man who strayed from the path and got caught.
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