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


On Jan. 21, 1998, months after former White House intern Monica Lewinsky first told Pentagon colleague Linda Tripp of her relationship with President Bill Clinton, the Washington Post reported that independent counsel Kenneth Starr was investigating whether Clinton had urged Lewinsky to deny the affair. The year that followed brought a grand jury investigation and impeachment hearings.