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


Busted! Rob Lowe narrowly escaped 1989 porn charges when a sex tape involving him and two Atlanta women (aged 16 and 23) surfaced; Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee failed to stop their sex tape from hitting stores in 1997; R&B singer R. Kelly faced child porn charges (some were later dropped) after police seized pictures of him and an underage girl having sex. And who can forget Paris Hilton?