Published On: May 08 2014 01:29:33 PM CDTUpdated On: Nov 30 2014 03:07:27 PM CST
Monica Lewinsky recently came back in the spotlight for the first time since the media blitz surrounding her highly publicized affair with President Clinton in 1998. Take a look at other women involved in steamy political scandals.
Paula Broadwell. Former CIA Director David Petraeus eventually resigned after it was discovered in November 2012 that he had an affair with biographer Paula Broadwell.
Rielle Hunter. After Edwards hired Hunter to produce a series of documentaries on his 2008 campaign for President, the two began a romantic affair that continued until the National Enquirer revealed the couple's liaison at a Los Angeles hotel. Hunter later gave birth to a child, and Edwards admitted he was the father.
Christine Beatty. The former chief of staff to former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick exchanged roughly 1,400 text messages -- many of which were romantic -- while working together, exposing their inappropriate relationship. The two are shown with his attorney, Mayer Morganroth, during their arraignment in Wayne County Circuit Court August 14, 2008, in Detroit on felony charges related to the text messaging scandal.
Marilyn Monroe. Though their affair was never officially confirmed, it is widely believed that the sex symbol had an affair President John F. Kennedy.
Anne Boleyn. The former Queen of England was a mistress to Henry VIII (among other men, including her brother) and was found guilty of adultery and incest. She was beheaded in 1536.
Sydney Leathers. Former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner was involved in a scandal back in 2011 involving lewd pictures shared with women he met online, and his comeback was marred by more of the same behavior. Leathers chatted with Weiner online and she revealed that Weiner had used the alias "Carlos Danger" in their exchanges.
Donna Rice. When Rice's affair with Gary Hart was exposed in 1987 via photographs of the pair on a yacht together, it ended Hart's second campaign for the Democratic Party nomination for President.
Lucy Mercer. Hired as a secretary by Eleanor Roosevelt, Mercer ended up having an affair with Roosevelt's husband, Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. Camilla was having an affair with Britain's Prince Charles while he was married to Princess Diana. After the Princess perished in a tragic car accident, Camilla married Charles in 2005.
Maria Belén Chapur. After going AWOL for several days on what he claimed was a hiking trip on the Appalachian Trail, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford admitted he had secretly flown to Argentina to visit Chapur, a journalist who was his longtime mistress. The couple, shown here with House Speaker John Boehner and members of Sanford's family before a ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol May 15, 2013, in Washington, D.C., got engaged in 2012.
Ashley Dupré. New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer was caught on a federal wiretap arranging to meet in a Washington hotel room Feb. 13, 2008, with a call-girl named Ashely Dupré, who used the fame to help boost her singing career.
A local case is now of statewide significance. State Attorney General Kamala Harris has announced the state will be joining forces with the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office in the Santa Clara Waste Water facility explosion case.