Sex scandals have been in Hollywood since forever.
Scandals get our complete attention, especially the ones like Hugh Grant being with a prostitute in a car, or Kristen Stewart kissing with her director, Rupert Sanders.
But there are some sex scandals that just remain a mystery, like Rupert Murdoch’s divorce from Wendi Deng.
These cases fall into our category. Let’s get straight to business and see who lost more money.
Let’s take a look at the top most expensive sex scandals out there!
Tiger Woods – $100 million
Eldrick Tont Woods, known as Tiger Woods, is an American professional golfer and one of the most successful golfers of all time. Also, he has been one of the world’s highest-paid athletes in the world for several years.
But it wasn’t all about success. In 2009, a story was published saying that the golden boy of golf had an affair with a nightclub manager. However, Tiger Woods gave a televised statement in which
he apologized for his actions.
“I thought I could get away with whatever I wanted to. I felt that I had worked hard my entire life and deserved to enjoy all the temptations around me. I felt I was entitled.Thanks to money and fame, I didn’t have to go far to find them. I was wrong. I was foolish”, he declared.
Nevertheless, the Swedish former model and Tiger Woods’ wife, Elin Nordegren, filed for divorce and walked away with $100 million.
Roscoe Arbuckle – $37 million
Roscoe Conkling Arbuckle, best known as Fatty Arbuckle, was an American silent film actor, director and comedian, who mentored Charlie Chaplin.
By signing a $1 million contract with Paramount Pictures in 1921, Fatty became one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood.
So why is he in this top list? In September, 1921, Fatty attended a party.
The actor and a young starlet disappeared into a room, when screams were heard, and we don’t think they were of pleasure. Few days later, the woman died and some said that was because she was literally crushed to death under his massive weight.
From this accident, his acting career never recovered.
Brad Pitt – $29 million
When he married Jennifer Aniston in 2000, they were the couple of the year. But 5 years later,
Brad met Angelina Jolie, his co-star from “Mr. and Mrs. Smit”. Over the course of filming, they fell in love. So if you thought the love scene after they destroyed the house was too real, that’s because it was.
There was nothing left to do for Jennifer than to file for divorce, resulting in $29 million settlement.
It is well known that the King of Pop had a career with some ups and downs.
His bad luck started in the 1980s, when Michael Jackson was injured filming a Pepsi commercial.
When things start to go wrong, you need a place of your own for some quiet time.
Michael Jackson established his own retreat, called Neverland Valley Ranch, located in Santa Barbara County, California.
The sex scandal in his case appeared in 1993, when a boy spent a sleepover night at the Californian estate, and accused the King of Pop of molestation. He settled out of court, and pulled out of his pocket $35 million. A year later, Michael Jackson wed Elvis Presley’s daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, and things started to get better.
Michael Jordan – $168 million
Basketball great Michael Jordan has reportedly settled his divorce with ex Juanita for a whopping $168 million.
The NBA superstar will pay Juanita the jaw-dropping amount as part of his newly-finalized divorce settlement. This is reportedly the biggest monetary award in celebrity history. Singer Neil Diamond once reportedly held that title with a $150 million settlement to ex Marcia Murphy.
Michael and Juanita married in 1989 and have three kids. They split in 2006.
Arnold Schwarzenegger – $375 million
Actor, athlete and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver had a hard time splitting after 25 years of marriage. The rumor was that Schwarzenegger had an illegitimate child with the nanny of his children, and since the couple never had a prenup agreement, Shriver ended up getting $375 million.
Mel Gibson – $425 million
Mel Gibson’s divorce to ex-wife Robyn has cost him $425 million. Gibson did not sign a prenup with his ex-wife and it ended up costing him dearly.
Not only did the divorce cost Gibson half of his fortune, but will continue to cost him half of anything he earns in the future.
The couple was married for 31 years. They separated in 2006 and filed for divorce in 2009.
Gibson’s divorce is one of the most expensive celebrity divorce of all time. It is only
Jennifer Lopez and Cris Judd – $14 million
Jennifer Lopez has been married and divorced three times, and her second marriage ended up costing her millions. The singer-actress met choreographer Cris Judd on the set of her “Love Don’t Cost a Thing… ” music video, and they wed in 2001 — only to divorce after a little over a year of marriage. The exact settlement amount is undisclosed, but reports estimate it was worth $14 million, according to E! News.
Lopez recently became engaged to former baseball player Alex Rodriguez after about two years of dating.
The couple announced their engagement via Instagram in early March 2019.
Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall – $15 million to $25 million
Rock legend Mick Jagger and model Jerry Hall met in 1977 and had two children together before officially tying the knot in 1990 in Bali, Indonesia. Nine years later, Hall filed for divorce after discovering that Jagger had fathered another woman’s child. Fortunately for Jagger, he was able to get an annulment after successfully challenging the legality of the Balinese wedding. Still, Hall received a settlement worth between $15 million and $25 million, Forbes reported. But that’s relative chump change for Jagger, who’s one of the Super Bowl’s richest halftime performers with a net worth of $360 million.