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Inside the sex scandal that brought down a multi-million dollar televangelist empire when a pastor ‘raped’ his …

A new TV show explores how the Jessica Hahn sex scandal took down a multi-million dollar televangelist empire.

Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker were famous in the 1980s for their successful TV ministry PTL (Praise the Lord) Club, later called The Jim and Tammy Show. 

But the Christian conglomerate was all but destroyed after a local newspaper unearthed a shocking scandal – that Jim Bakker had paid $279,000 to Jessica Hahn, a church secretary.

That thread quickly unraveled an even bigger scandal after the Charlotte Observer found that Hahn had allegedly been paid the cash as hush money, after she was allegedly raped by Bakker in a hotel room in 1980 when she was 21. 

Bakker would later acknowledge that he’d had sex with the secretary but claimed it was consensual.

The upcoming episode of Scandal Made Me Famous will examine the scandal and speak to the

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Inside Sleazy Tiger Woods’ Vulgar Sex Scandal With Rachel Uchitel

Tiger Wood’s extramarital affair with Rachel Uchitel spiraled out of control when the two began spending large amounts of time together, RadarOnline.com can reveal. The pro-golfer was still married to his longtime wife Elin Nordegren and yet he treated Uchitel as much more than just a casual fling.

As is told in Reelz’s latest clip, Scandal Made Me Famous: Tiger Rachel, Wood’s friend and trusted employee, Biron Bell, emailed Uchitel in 2009 to send her her flight information, as she would be flying to meet Woods for a romantic rendezvous during the Australian Masters where he was competing.

“Tiger wanted to be with Rachel,” says People’s Senior Crime Reporter, Steve Helling in the clip, “but he knew he had to be discreet, and he had this whole plan for her to come with him to the Australian Masters and then to accompany

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Inside the Jessica Hahn Scandal: How a 21-year-old Church Secretary Brought Down a Televangelist Empire

As scandals go, this one was huge.

Televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker had built a multimillion dollar empire in South Carolina. Known as PTL, it was a conglomerate of Christian-based businesses. In addition to a Christian broadcasting network, it included a theme park, water park and residential complex. It raked in millions of dollars per year.

Jim was known for his all-inclusive messages. Tammy Faye became famous for her garish makeup — false eyelashes, red rouge and heavy lipstick.

But everything came crashing down in 1987, when the Charlotte Observer began investigating the organization’s finances. Among the newspaper’s findings: that Jim Bakker had paid $279,000 to Jessica Hahn, a church secretary.

Soon, the story became more tawdry. Hahn alleged that she had been raped by Bakker in 1980, when she was 21. He acknowledged that he had once had sex with her, but insisted that the sex was consensual.

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/jessica-hahn-jim-bakker-tammy-faye-scandal-made-me-famous/

Inside the Jessica Hahn Scandal: How a 21-Year-Old Church Secretary Brought Down a Televangelist Empire

As scandals go, this one was huge.

Televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker had built a multimillion dollar empire in South Carolina. Known as PTL, it was a conglomerate of Christian-based businesses. In addition to a Christian broadcasting network, it included a theme park, water park and residential complex. It raked in millions of dollars per year.

Jim was known for his all-inclusive messages. Tammy Faye became famous for her garish makeup — false eyelashes, red rouge and heavy lipstick.

But everything came crashing down in 1987, when the Charlotte Observer began investigating the organization’s finances. Among the newspaper’s findings: that Jim Bakker had paid $279,000 to Jessica Hahn, a church secretary.

Soon, the story became more tawdry. Hahn alleged that she had been raped by Bakker in 1980, when she was 21. He acknowledged that he had once had sex with her, but insisted that the sex was consensual.

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/jessica-hahn-jim-bakker-tammy-faye-scandal-made-me-famous/

Inside The Sick Sex Act The ‘Playmate Killer’ Did To His Ex’s Corpse

Peter Snider‘s jealousy over his wife Dorothy Stratten‘s rise in Hollywood ultimately turned him into a sick killer, a sneak peek clip reveals.

In the new show called Murder Made Me Famous: The “Playmate Killer”, the events leading up to the Playboy Model’s brutal death are retraced and retold.

“While hanging around the Playboy mansion, Dorothy runs into this Hollywood director Peter Bogdanovich, who she previously met at a party,” said Steve Helling, senior crime reporter for People magazine.

PHOTOS: Hugh Hefner Introduces Playmate Of The Year Dani Mathers’ Nude Photos At A Playboy Mansion Party

“When he met Dorothy, he went, ‘Oh my God, this girl is a major star,’” actress Colleen Camp recalled in the series.

Bogdanovich had just began casting for his upcoming movie They All Laughed and desperately wanted Dorothy to make her big debut in

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Inside the Murder of Playmate Dorothy Stratten – People

Dorothy Stratten had the world at her fingertips in 1980.

She had rocketed to fame as the Playboy Playmate of the Year. Now, Hollywood was calling. She landed guest roles on TV shows such as Buck Rodgers and Fantasy Island. 

Things got even better for her when she earned a substantial role in the movie They All Laughed, a comedy film starring Audrey Hepburn, Ben Gazzara  and John Ritter.

She maintained warm relationships with several Hollywood heavy hitters, including Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.

Hugh Hefner and Dorothy Stratten
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But Stratton’s personal life was messy. Her marriage to her controlling small-time manager, Paul Snider, was on the rocks. Estranged from her husband, she started seeing director Peter Bogdanovich, who had recently split from Cybill Shepherd.

On

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Doomed to Die! Inside The Tragic End Of John Belushi

This week marks the 35th anniversary of the death of comedy genius, John Belushi. The gross-out characters he created in Animal House and Blues Brothers were iconic, and his sketches on Saturday Night Live were legendary.

After a meteoric rise to stardom, the 33-year-old was on the cusp of super stardom. But on March 5, 1982, he died in Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont Hotel.

Now, The Enquirer has learned that in a new special airing on REELZ this weekend, Dr. Michael Hunter uses information revealed in Belushi’s autopsy report to determine the REAL cause of his death.

“When I look at the report, I see that there was white residue discovered, a very small amount, but they were able to identify that positively for cocaine,” Hunter said.

Friends and costars say Belushi was a notorious partier, who loved the spotlight, was always looking for some action, and never wanted to slow down.

“He had all this

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What Killed Steve McQueen? Inside The Legendary Actor’s Mysterious Death

Steve McQueen died on November 7, 1980 at 50 years old in a hospital in Mexico, but did cancer really kill the legendary actor?

Autopsy: The Last Hours of Steve McQueen will work to uncover the truth and expose the star’s mysterious death through examining extensive medical records.

“I’ll be unraveling the truth surrounding Steve McQueen’s death and attempting to reveal exactly what happened to this iconic star during the last months, days and hours of his life,” Forensic Pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter says in the documentary.

McQueen’s personal physician Dr. Dwight McKee says of one of the many conspiracy rumors surrounding the King of Cool’s death, “I was told that a government agent had come in and put a blood coagulating substance in his IV.”

McQueen is known for his roles in The Great Escape, The Magnificent Seven and Bullitt. By the mid-1970s, he became the world’s

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Inside the Shocking and Painful Final Days of Iconic DJ Casey Kasem: ‘Tortuous, Inhumane and Wrong’

“Right before taken out of the facility, he sat up, he asked how we were, and he said ‘I love you’,” Kerri told Inside Edition. “When I found him again, he could barely talk, he was delusional, he was moaning and groaning.”

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A Love Triangle Turns Deadly: Inside the Case of the Scarsdale Murder

It was the diet plan for Hollywood celebrities and housewives across the country.

In the late 1970s, the Scarsdale Diet was all the rage. A precursor to the Atkins diet, it emphasized high-protein, low-fat, low-carb eating. The bestselling book The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet debuted in 1978 and sold more than 2 million copies.

It was developed by Dr. Herman Tarnower, a prominent New York cardiologist – and well-documented philanderer and playboy.

But the success was short-lived. Two years after the Scarsdale Diet became all the rage, Tarnower was shot to death. The shooter: Jean Harris, one of two women who he was sleeping with at the time.

Harris, a headmistress at an elite private school, had grown jealous of Tarnower’s young new girlfriend. In a rage, she drove to Tarnower’s mansion to kill herself in front of him. Instead, she shot him to death.

The Trial of the Decade

It was

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