Top 5 Most Expensive Sex Scandals. Celebrities are often rich but that mean when they get involved in a sex scandal that they will have to pay up ( big time! )
5. Michael Jordan
Former NBA star Michael Jordan was divorced by his wife Juanita in December of 2006. Months before, his former lover Karla Knafel made a big splash when she had taken him to court alleging that he had paid her $250,000 and promised to pay her a total of $5 million to keep quiet about their affair. The $168 million settlement was the largest divorce settlement on record at that time.
In November of 2009, The National Enquirer published a story that Woods had had an affair with a nightclub manager. When he crashed his SUV into a fire hydrant in the middle of the night two days later, rumors swirled that Elin had threatened to take a golf club to him. Shortly after, a dozen women claimed that they had had sex with him. Tiger issued statement after statement, saying how sorry he was. Multimillion dollar endorsements were pulled and Elin filed for divorce and walked away with $250 million.
3. Roman Abramovich
The Russian billionaire bad boy and owner of Chelsea, married his wife Irina in 1991. In 2006, The News or the World reported that Irina had hired two heavyweight London divorce lawyers, as a result of reports of Roman’s relationship with 25 year old model Dasha Zhukova. Pundits were predicting Irina would walk away with billions. At the end of the day Roman got off pretty lightly, forking out $300 million.
2. Arnold Schwarzenegger
The actor and former Governor of California married Maria Shriver in 1986. During his first campaign in 2003, The Los Angeles Times reported that several female campaign workers claimed he had fondled their breasts ("Gropegate"). In 2011, the paper reported that the ex-governor had fathered a child with a household employee some 14 years earlier. Maria filed for divorce and walked away with $375 million. In addition, Schwarzenegger was cut out of pending film deals, costing him millions more.
1. Mel Gibson
In 2009 his wife of 31 years, Robyn, filed for divorce following compromising pictures of Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva, a Russian pianist. Gibson seemed to compound his woes with stops for drunk driving and rants dissing blacks, Jews and Mexicans. Not only did Robyn walk away with $400 million (the highest in Hollywood history), Gibson’s movie career dried up. By 2010, he and Grigorieva had split amid claims of his domestic violence.