From Tarun Tejpal to Arunabh Kumar, some high-profile sex scandals

09-Sep-2017
  • From Tarun Tejpal to Arunabh Kumar, some high-profile sex scandals

    Tarun Tejpal: Tarun Tejpal, the founder and editor of Delhi-based news magazine Tehelka, recused himself as editor of the publication for six months, following an alleged incident of sexual assault on a female staff member

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    Arunabh Kumar: The scandal broke out on March 12, 2017, when an ex-employee in an anonymous blog post accused online digital entertainment channel The Viral Fever (TVF) CEO Arunabh Kumar of sexual harassment at the workplace. Now, Arunabh has stepped down as CEO of TVF barely months after Mumbai police booked him for allegedly sexually harassing unidentified women. On July 3, the Versova police filed a chargesheet in another molestation case against the embattled former TVF CEO, where he was accused of running his hand across the complainant's back

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    Sanath Jayasuriya: Sri Lankan cricket legend Sanath Jayasuriya is in trouble over the leaked sex tape with his ex-partner Maleeka Sirisena, which many reports are suggesting was done by him to seek revenge. According to reports, Jayasuriya in danger of losing his post as chief selector with the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board unlikely to extend his term after the sex video was leaked to the media.

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    Bikram: Famed Indian-American yoga guru Bikram Choudhury is facing a string of sexual assault lawsuits in the United States from women accusing him of rape or assault. The founder of Bikram yoga, the heated exercise and breathing routine that enjoys worldwide popularity, was last year ordered in the United States to pay more than $6 million in damages for harassment.

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    Tiger Woods: Golf's former world no 1 admitted to a string of affairs with more than a dozen women coming forward to claim they had slept with him. Following the scandal, his wife divorced him, while Woods himself checked into a clinic that specialises in rehabilitation for sexual addiction. (In pic on right) Former adult film actress Veronica Siwik-Daniels (aka Joslyn James), who claimed she had a long-term intimate relationship with the golf icon. Pic/AFP

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    Bill Clinton: The Monica Lewinsky scandal emerged in 1998 when it was revealed that President Clinton was having a sexual relationship with the 25-year-old White House intern. However, President Clinton was acquitted of all charges and remained in office till the end of his term. Earlier, Paula Jones, a former Arkansas state employee has sued Clinton for sexual harassment. The matter was settled out of court. Pic/AFP

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    Vladmir Putin: There have been numerous reports of the Russian Prez having an alleged affair with a gymnast-turned-politician Alina Kabaeva. In fact, some gossip columns also claimed that Alina gave birth to their love child. The allegations took a toll Putin's married life, who divorced his wife of 30 years, Lyudmila, in June this year. Pic/AFP

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    Silvio Berlusconi: The former Italian President is alleged to have paid 'several' women for sex during parties at his palazzo outside Milan. In June this year, Berlusconi was found guilty of paying an underage Moroccan nightclub dancer Karima El Mahroug (right) for sex. He was sentenced to jail for seven years and banned from public life. The sentence will be suspended until all appeals have been exhausted. Pic/AFP

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    Shane Warne: The Aussie cricketing legend has found himself on a sticky wicket more than once. In 2000, he was dropped as vice-captain after he sent erotic text messages to a British nurse. In 2006, a tabloid published pictures of Warne in his underwear with some models. Unable to mend his ways, Warne sent sexual text messages to a married Australian woman while he was dating Liz Hurley. An Australian man, Denis Angeleri, claimed his wife, Adele, was wooed by Warne with a series of explicit texts. Pic/AFP

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  • From Tarun Tejpal to Arunabh Kumar, some high-profile sex scandals

    Michael Jackson: The late Pop legend was embroiled in child sexual abuse controversies twice -- first in 1993, when a 13-year-old boy accused him of the same. In 2005, Jackson was again tried in connection with a much-more high-profile child sex abuse case, but was acquitted. Pic/AFP

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    David Beckham: In 2010, a sex worker named Irma Nici claimed that she slept with Beckham five times in 2007. She also alleged that he had sex with a second prostitute

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    Wayne Rooney: Back in 2010, a prostitute Helen Wood alleged that Rooney paid 1,000 pounds for a threesome with her and Jennifer Thompson in a Manchester hotel. This was while his wife Coleen was five months pregnant. Pic/AFP

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    Ryan Giggs: A couple of years back, Giggs found himself in trouble after his romps with former Miss Wales Imogen Thomas and more shockingly his brother Rhodhri's wife Natasha were exposed. Pic/AFP

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    Rio Ferdinand: In 2011, The Manchester United star found himself in the middle of a sex row after names of 10 alleged secret lovers were revealed in a British High Court on Wednesday. Ferdinand was suing a Sunday newspaper over a story about an affair with an interior designer, when lawyers portraying him as a shameless love cheat named 10 girls who claim to have romped with the soccer star. Pic/AFP

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    Dominique Strauss-Kahn: In May 2011, a hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo accused former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief of forcing her to perform oral sex and trying to rape her when she went to clean his hotel room in Manhattan. Strauss-Kahn was arrested and charged with attempted rape and other crimes, but the charges against him were dropped after New York City prosecutors said Diallo had credibility problems. Kahn was forced to resign as head of the IMF and abandon his plans to run for president in his native France

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    ND Tiwari: In 2009, a Telugu news channel showed a video which they alleged had Tiwari, then AP Governor, in bed with three women at his official residence in Raj Bhavan. Earlier, in October 2008, Tiwari admitted that he had an affair with Delhi housewife and Congress worker Ujwala Sharma, but denied having fathered her son Rohit Shekar. However, the DNA test confirmed that Tiwari was the biological father. In pic: Ujwala Sharma and Rohit Shekar and (inset) Tiwari

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    Mahipal Medarna: In 2011, Rajasthan minister Mahipal Maderna was arrested after being accused of raping and murdering a nurse and midwife Bhanwari Devi. Bhanwari had gone missing soon after a CD, purportedly showing her and Maderna in a compromising position, surfaced. She was alleged to have been blackmailing the minister with the CD

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    Maharaj Kaushik: In 2010, the then national women's hockey coach had to quit his post after players sent a written complaint levying charges of sexual harassment against him to Hockey India. "Anyone interested in sex can come to me," these are the alleged words Kaushik said to some senior players during a series in New Zealand in 2003, according to a report

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    Phaneesh Murthy: He was sacked as IGATE President and CEO earlier this year for having a relationship with a subordinate employee and a claim of sexual harassment. He was removed from Infosys in 2002 following another sex scandal. Pic/ AFP

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    David Davidar: Back in 2010, the former President of Penguin Canada was asked to leave his lucrative job at the renowned publishing house after an ex-employee Lisa Rundle alleged that Davidar sexually harassed her for three years. In her statement, Rundle even claimed that at Frankfurt Book Fair in October 2009, Davidar forced his tongue into her mouth

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    Anand Jon Alexander: In April 2013, a New York court sentenced the Indian fashion designer to five years jail for admittedly forcing oral sex on an aspiring female model under a plea bargain deal. Alexander, already serving 59 years to life in California for molesting 16 would-be models, had originally been charged in Manhattan with sex attacks on 12 women and girls, including first degree rape

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    S.P.S. Rathore: A former Director General of Haryana Police, Rathore was convicted and sentenced to 18 months imprisonment in December 2009 for molesting a teenager, Ruchika Girhotra, in 1990. Girhotra committed suicide in 1993. Pic/ AFP

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    Amarmani Tripathi: An influential neta from UP, Tripathi is currently in jail after having being found guilty of murdering poet Madhumita Shukla, with whom he was allegedly having an affair.

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    Mark Hurd: The former Hewlett-Packard CEO resigned in August 2010 following an investigation into sexual harassment charges made against him by a former HP contractor. Pic/ AFP

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    Julian Assange: In August 2010, the WikiLeaks founder was accused of sexual assault by two Swedish women, but the charges against him couldn't be proved. Pic/ AFP

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    Amit Singhal: An India-born top executive at Uber was asked to resign after the company found that he did not disclose that he had left his previous job at Google after a sexual harassment complaint. Singhal had joined Uber as Senior Vice President of Engineering after working for 15 years at Google, where he oversaw the internet giant's search efforts. A report in technology news website Recode said Uber CEO Travis Kalanick asked Singhal to resign after it was found that Singhal did not disclose to the company that he had left Google a year earlier after an allegation against him of sexual harassment from an employee

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    Abhishek Manu Singhvi: In 2012, a CD went viral, which allegedly showed the senior Congress leader in a compromising position with a female advocate inside what seemed like a court chamber room. Singhvi had to resign as chairman of the parliamentary committee and Congress party spokesperson in a damage control exercise

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    Azam Khan: During the 2009 general elections, Jaya Prada, the then SP candidate from Rampur, alleged that senior leader Azam Khan was distributing nude pictures of her, to ensure her defeat. According to Jaya, Khan distributed doctored and morphed pictures of her in the nude

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    Omar Abdullah: In July 2009, Omar Abdullah had to quit as J&K Chief Minister over allegations of his involvement in a sex scandal. In the sensational sex scandal that rocked the state in 2006, a minor girl in Srinagar had accused senior politicians, bureaucrats, paramilitary and police officers of raping her. He, however, resumed office after Governor N N Vohra refused to accept his resignation

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    Gopal Goyal Kanda: It is still not clear what kind of relationship the former air-hostess and the former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda shared, but there have been reports that the two were very close at one point of time. Geetika Sharma, however, ended up committing suicide, blaming Kanda for using her and driving her to take the extreme step. It is alleged that Kanda sexually exploited Geetika but promising to marry her. According to police investigations, she allegedly even underwent abortions

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