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A History Of Political Sex Scandals
Politics|Jul 29, 2021

A History Of Political Sex Scandals

Here Are The Most Iconic Political Sex Scandals That Have Rocked Our World.
Penthouse Staff

UNITED STATES: SMOKIN’ SEX TOYS

Not only did sitting president Bill Clinton have an affair with intern Monica Lewinsky inside the White House in 1998, she reportedly used his cigar as a sex toy. The story goes that she masturbated with a stogie while Clinton watched and masturbated, too. 

ITALY: BUNGA BUNGA PARTIES

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s lavish sex parties have become so infamous they spawned a new word. He used the term “bunga bunga” to describe debauched parties where young women stripped and danced for him before he decided which one he wanted to have sex with. 

AUSTRALIA: FILE IT ON THE DESK

A Coalition government staffer was sacked for allegedly masturbating over a female MP’s desk. Sources said the genius decided to have a wank over his boss’ desk, film it and send the images and videos via Facebook Messenger to a group of other staffers.  

NORTHERN IRELAND: THE GRADUATE

A 19-year-old had an affair with a woman 40 years older than him in 2008. She was named Mrs. Robinson, which may ring a bell. Iris Robinson was a member of parliament and wife of Northern Ireland’s government leader, Peter. Ohh, and she was also busy taking payments from local property developers. 

Arnold Schwarzenegger with his 23-year-old son Joseph.

Arnold Schwarzenegger with his 23-year-old son Joseph.

ISRAEL: AVOIDING JAIL TIME (JUST) 

One of the world’s most sordid political sex scandals involved former Israeli premier Moshe Katsav, who was forced to step down after a string of accusations. Several female employees came forward to accuse him of sexual harassment and rape—charges he denied. A plea bargain allowed him to escape jail time, but this is one of the worst scandals to be discovered anywhere in the world. 

UNITED KINGDOM: WAR DANCE

The Profumo affair rocked British politics in the 1960s before becoming the inspo for the 1989 hit movie Scandal. Christine Keeler was 19, working as a hostess at a London nightclub and was involved with several men, including a Russian believed to be KGB. Then she was introduced to John Profumo, the secretary of state for war, through an osteopath. 

TURKEY: SEX VIDEO SCANDAL

Not one, not two, but six senior politicians in Turkey’s opposition Nationalist Action Party (MHP) were forced to resign amidst a sex scandal shortly before national elections. Of course, once busted, they blamed the government for allowing the secret video recording.

UNITED STATES: DAD’LL BE BACK

The year was 2011. The Los Angeles Times revealed Arnold Schwarzenegger had fathered a child with his housekeeper, Mildred Patricia Baena. The former Californian governor now has a close relationship with his 23-year-old son Joseph. 

MALDIVES: SEX TAPE & BLACKMAIL  

A senior member of President Mohamed Waheed’s party and former Chief of the Maldives National Broadcasting Corporation was arrested for allegedly blackmailing a senior judge of the Supreme Court with a sex tape.