PEOPLE's Most Shocking Scandals

Heidi Fleiss, Interngate, the Battling Bobbitts – look at the most astonishing events of the past 30 years. By Lucy Maher


Jaws dropped among fans and family alike when word got out that on Jan. 3, 2004, Britney Spears (in jeans and a baseball cap) wed hometown pal Jason Alexander in a Las Vegas chapel. They appealed for an annulment 55 hours later. "It's just a moment that got out of control, and there was no one there to stop them," said the groom's mom.