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100 Most Talked About Scandals of the Decade

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11. iPhone workers commit suicide
> Year: 2010

Chinese iPhone workers committed suicide at Foxconn factories in China over work pressure and difficult working conditions.

12. Weiner caught sexting
> Year: 2011

New York Democratic congressman and mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner, married to Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, was caught sexting via Twitter.

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13. Arnold’s love child
> Year: 2011

Action movie superstar and former bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger admitted to fathering a child out of wedlock. This led to the separation from his wife Maria Shriver.

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14. Sex-seeking congressman outed
> Year: 2011

Republican Rep. Christopher Lee, who is married, was exposed by Gawker.com for using Craigslist to seek sex. He was forced to resign.

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15. IMF leader arrest for sex assault
> Year: 2011

International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a maid at New York City hotel and had to resign. The prosecutor later asked that the case be dismissed.

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16. Sex accusations scuttle Cain bid
> Year: 2011

Presidential candidate Herman Cain was accused of unwanted sexual advances by multiple women.

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17. Sandusky arrested for sex assault of minors
> Year: 2011

Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was accused and later found guilty of molesting underage boys.

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18. Edwards indicted
> Year: 2011

Former presidential candidate John Edwards was indicted on charges that he used campaign funds to cover up an extramarital affair.

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19. Murdoch phone hacking
> Year: 2011

Illegal phone hacking by reporters forced Rupert Murdoch to shutter one of his newspapers.

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20. Italy PM Berlusconi resigns
> Year: 2011

Silvio Berlusconi resigns as Italy’s prime minister amid a sex-party scandal.