After the Scandal: How Public Scrutiny Shaped the Careers of 10 Newsmakers


When scandals come to light, they're everywhere. The stories dominate newspaper headlines, talk show topics and broadcast teleprompters for months, running their course in the public eye.

But, like all news stories, even the most scorching tales eventually fade into the background, replaced by newer, more exciting versions. Unfortunately for those involved, the aftermath of a public scandal often far outlives public interest, affecting their personal and professional lives for years -- and even decades -- after the dust settles.