5 Black celebrities whose careers were cut short due to sex scandals

Novieku Babatunde Adeola Sep 11, 2019 at 05:00pm

September 11, 2019 at 05:00 pm | Opinions & Features

Novieku Babatunde Adeola

Novieku Babatunde Adeola | Staff Writer

September 11, 2019 at 05:00 pm | Opinions & Features

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Tiger Woods celebrates after sinking his putt on the 18th green to win the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 14, 2019 in Augusta, Georgia_Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Tiger Woods

Before 2009, nothing could go wrong for Tiger Woods. This, however, changed after Woods was involved in a one-car accident that brought a minor traffic violation leveled against him. Soon, he faced allegations of marital infidelity.

The minor traffic accident and an argument with his then-wife, Elin Nordegren, opened the gates to dozens of women who came forward, alleging that they had sexual relationships with the golfer.

A few months later, Woods released a statement apologizing for his “infidelity” after he disclosed that he had engaged in a number of extramarital affairs; some adult film stars. Woods lost a significant number of sponsors, including Gatorade, AT&T, Accenture, and Tag Heuer.

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Tiger Woods and his then-wife, Elin Nordegren. The pair went their separate ways after Woods confessed to infedility_Photo: Reuters

Before the scandal, he was the no. 1 ranked golfer in the world. He plummeted in the rankings, reaching an all-time low of #1,199 by December of 2017. The 43-year-old recently got back into the limelight, winning his first Masters after more than a decade.

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