Sex scandals in the world are one among the most common problems which people face in today’s world as someone, somewhere is always stuck in it. The payoffs of these scandals are not generally expensive, but some of them have come into the light as they have caused a massive ripple in the financial accounts of some famous peoples bank accounts.
It is most commonly understood that only film stars and politicians are caught under scandals, but in today’s world no one is safe. Once a rumor or scandal is out in the world, it does not take it much time to multiply and negatively reach people’s ears. Thus the following are 5 of the most expensive sex scandals that’ll make you think twice before you plan to cheat on someone.
1) Mel Gibson –
Mel Gibson came into a big scandal when his relationship with a Russian pianist Oksana Grigorieva, came into light which ended with him getting an over the top costly divorce. His ex-wife Robyn Moore filed for divorce in 2009 and in the settlement, she got a closing amount of $425 million, which is roughly the current net worth of Mel Gibson. Mel Gibson not only lost money to his wife but also had to pay off money to Oksana when the insinuations of Gibson’s domestic violence reached the court in 2010.
2) Arnold Schwarzenegger –
Arnold Schwarzenegger met his first wife Maria Shriver during his early days of filming and in the year 1986 and had to give away $375 million to her as he cheated on her with his housekeeper Mildred Baena. In an interview, Arnold accepted to his mistake and even said that “ It was the most stupidest thing he has ever done.” After the truth came out that he had a child with his mistress, his wife did not take much time in divorcing him and this not only affected his existing bank account but also made him lose a ton of money as directors were cutting him off of their upcoming movies.
3) Roman Abramovich –
Roman Abramovich owns the most expensive yacht in the world which cost him close to a billion dollars so losing a couple hundred million was probably nothing to him. This Russian billionaire had to give away $300 million to his wife in settlement for divorce when his relationship with a 33-year-old model Dasha Zhukova became public knowledge. This was one among the most significant settlements in history and despite the massive pay off, the current net worth of this Russian billion is around $13.6 billion as of this year.
4) Michael Jordan –
Michael Jordan is not only famous for being an outstanding basketball player but also famous for the various charity work he does. Right before he was going to divorce his wife, one of his ex’s came out and broke the scandal of being Jordan’s lover. In the beginning, to handle the situation Jordan promised to pay her $5 million but only paid her $250,000 and not being satisfied with this amount she went on to make the affair much more public and this ended with his wife immediately divorcing him and winning a pocket full of $168 million in the settlement.
5) Silvio Berlusconi –
Silvio Berlusconi is one among the wealthiest politician in the world with a current net worth of $7.7 billion. He has served three terms being the Italian prime minister, despite being accused of tax fraud several times he was never charged with it and the only thing which landed him in extreme trouble was when he asked to pay a female minor for sex. In 2010 his wife publicly slammed him describing his love for young girls and not soon after that she filed for a divorce and then very soon they went separate ways. His ex-wife’s name was Veronica Lario and after the settlement of the divorce, she walked away with a whopping amount of $120 million with her, leaving Silvio publicly slammed and also leaving a tiny dent in his bank account.