Celebrities who have been caught with hookers include movie stars, musicians, politicians, and athletes who have either been allegedly linked to call girls or been straight up caught with their pants down with a prostitute. While many have bounced back from these shameful decisions, their careers are still marred with the asterisks that come with being involved in prostitution scandals.
Celebrity hooker scandals are not limited to just movie, TV, and music stars, though the incidents with actors Hugh Grant, Eddie Murphy, Charlie Sheen, and Danny Bonaduce are among the most well known, with many walks of life (allegedly) turning to the ladies of the night for some action. Perhaps most notably, politicians are frequently the center of these scandals with the Eliot Spitzer, Barney Frank, Silvio Berlusconi, and even the United States Secret Service all coming under fire for their political sexcapades. Other famous people who have been caught with hookers include Vince Offer and Marv Albert.
Top professional athletes are no different. Few can forget the Tiger Woods hooker scandal or when baseball player Alex Rodriguez was linked to a prostitute. Heck, several members of the Minnesota Vikings NFL team did their deed (again, allegedly) en masse during a boat party in 2005.
Though not all of these prostitution scandal claims have been confirmed, each of these celebrities, be them singers, actors, athletes, or world leaders have all been in the news at one time or another for accusations of paying for sex. One thing is for sure though. They're not the first and certainly not the last celebrities to be caught with hookers.
- Photo: Police Mug ShotIn the early 1990s, Heidi Fleiss, the infamous Hollywood madam, was busted for running a prostitution ring. Although Fleiss never named names, she had some un-cashed travelers checks from Charlie Sheen in her purse when she was arrested. In 2011, RadarOnline reported that Sheen spent over $25,000 on a wild weekend with three prostitutes.
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In 1995, Hugh Grant was arrested for lewd conduct after being found by L.A.P.D. with a prostitute named Divine Brown. Grant pleaded "no contest" to the charges and was ordered to pay a small fine and face two years of probation. Grant did an interview on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno less than a week after his arrest. He said, "I think you know in life what's a good thing to do and what's a bad thing, and I did a bad thing. And there you have it."
- In 2009, it was revealed that Tiger Woods had extramarital affairs with more than 12 women. The New York Post reported that Tiger Woods regularly contacted a madam and paid over $60,000 for sex with different prostitutes. Woods's wife filed for divorce in 2010. He also lost large endorsement contracts with AT&T, Gatorade, and General Motors.
- Photo: Metaweb / CC-BYThe Daily News reported that Alex Rodriguez regularly hired prostitutes from madam Kristin M. Davis in 2006 and 2007. The paper also obtained personal and intimate emails that Rodriguez and Davis had exchanges. In 2013, the book House of Outrageous Fortune: Fifteen Central Park West, the World's Most Powerful Address claims that A-Rod ordered pairs of hookers at least twice a week.