sex scandals to have made news in public

Let's begin with the lastest development in Madhur Bhandarkar's case wherein a magistrate's court on Wednesday said the FIR filed against him in July 2004 could not be dismissed.

Bhandarkar a National Award winning filmmaker was accused of rape and making false promises to an aspiring actress Priti Jain. She filed a case stating that she slept with him from 1999 to 2004 as he promised her a role in a movie and marriage. However, in 2005, Jain was arrested for hiring people from the underworld to have Madhur killed.

Later, the Versova police during investigation had found that the complaint filed against Bhandarkar was false, they asked a magistrate at Railway Mobile Court in Andheri to classify the case as 'B' summary and dismiss it.
The case came up for hearing on Wednesday and it seems the trouble involving the rape charges are not over. Rejecting the police contention that allegations against Bhandarkar were false, the magistrate court has said that the FIR filed against could not be dismissed.

Shakti Kapoor

Shakti Kapoor well known for playing comic and villainous roles has acted alongside comedian Kader Khan in over 100 films.

In March 2005, a television channel released a video, allegedly showing Shakti Kapoor asking for sexual favors from an undercover reporter posing as an aspiring actress, in return for entry into the film industry. This was a sting operation to expose the phenomenon of casting couch prevalent in Bollywood. This incident sparked a controversy in Bollywood and Kapoor was banned by the Film & Television Producers Guild of India. Association of Indian Motion Pictures and TV Programme Producers decided not to ban him as no allegations against him were proven. The Film & Television Producers Guild also lifted the ban later.

Kapoor claimed that the video clip in question was doctored and he had been framed. He said that the undercover reporter met him several times and threatened to commit suicide if he did not come to the hotel room she had booked.

Aman Verma

Thank him for making the term 'sting operation' familiar to the Indian audience. Verma was undoubtedly the reigning star of the Indian telly, when a sting operation revealed that he molested a woman. His entire career was tarnished.

The bulky Salman came to his rescue. But that hardly helped. Seems like an episode right from a K serial.
The sting operation carried out by a TV channel filmed Aman Verma making advances towards the undercover reporter and also trying to examine her 'closely'.

Shiney Ahuja

Shiney Ahuja who won Filmfare Best Debut Award for Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi in 2006 has been accused of raping a household maid.

On June 14, 2009, a household maid working at Ahuja's house lodged a complaint with the Mumbai Police alleging that Ahuja had raped her that afternoon. She further claimed that he threatened her to kill her if the incident came to light. Ahuja was arrested the next day. After being in the Arthur Road Jail for over three months, he was granted bail from the Bombay High Court.

Michael Jackson

Despite Jackson's popularity and good works, he became the subject of a major scandal. In 1993 a thirteen-year-old boy accused Jackson of sexually abusing him at the star's home. Jackson settled the case out of court while insisting he was innocent. The scandal cost Jackson his endorsement contract with Pepsi and a film deal. His sexual preference was called into question, and his public image was severely damaged.

Jackson was charged with seven counts of child molestation and two counts of administering an intoxicating agent.Jackson denied the allegations.

Anand Jon

Anand Jon Alexander a fashion designer was convicted for serial child molestation and sexual abuse. He appeared on America's Next Top Model and rose to fame in the fashion industry prior to being convicted.

Jon was arrested in March 2007 in Beverly Hills, California on rape and related charges, based on the allegations of numerous aspiring models, including committing lewd conduct upon a minor. He pled "not guilty" to all charges. His defence being that he was set up by aspiring models trying to get revenge after he rejected them for photo shoots and fashion shows.

Jon was convicted for 16 out of 23 counts of sexual abuse; charges included forcible rape of seven women and girls, aged 14 to 21.

At the end of the trial Jon was sentenced to 59 years to life. He is expected to be extradited to New York, where prosecutors will charge him with more than 40 counts, including first-degree forcible rape and rape of a minor, involving 12 additional women and children. Jon also faces pending charges in Texas and Massachusetts.

Bill Clinton

William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 was the third-youngest president.

The Lewinsky scandal was a political sex scandal emerged from a sexual relationship between United States President Bill Clinton and a 22-year-old White House intern, Monica Lewinsky. The news of this extra-marital affair and the resulting investigation eventually led to the impeachment of President Clinton in 1998 by the U.S. House of Representatives and his subsequent acquittal on all impeachment charges in a 21-day Senate trial.

David Beckham

David Robert Joseph Beckham, the English footballer currently plays in midfield for American Major League Soccer club Los Angeles Galaxy and the England national team.

Many ladies claim that they have 'had' Becks! But this turned really nasty when, he was accused twice. First, he was accused of having a torrid affair with Rebecca Loos, his former personal assistant.

A week later, a model named Sarah Marbeck stated that she had slept with the soccer star. Of course, Beckham denied these charges. There has never been any proof of any of the allegations of Beckham's claimed infidelity.


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