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The toughest part about being a celebrity is dodging the audience's eye, and being able to keep personal things private. But some stars clearly aren't cut out to handle it well enough. Leaked tapes and photos of their intimate personal lives have often played strong roles in either boosting the celebrity's popularity, or causing fatal harm to it.
And here are a list of celebrities who have been through such situations. Check them out.
The world went crazy when news about Lopez's sex tape surfaced. Her ex-husband, Ojani Noa, once claimed that he has a tape of him and Ms. Lopez getting down dirty, and this has led to the singer getting into a legal battle since the past six years to get it destroyed.
When Colin's sex tape with playmate Nicole Narin surfaced in 2002, it became one of the largest scandals of the time. Although it was legally made sure that their tape is not sold and distributed, the tape had a very negative impact of Narin, who began to find it difficult to find work.
Being one of the most uncensored women in Hollywood, it was not all that surprising when at least one sex tape featuring her, with Ryan McCormick, emerged. Although she claims that it was made as a "joke," one would have to beg to differ, having watched it.
A sex tape featuring Lowe with an underage girl emerged in 1988, and it spelt doom over the talented actor's career. He received a lot of negative comments, naturally, and lost several roles because of it. However, luckily enough, he was able to build a career for himself in the music industry.
Kim Kardashian is one star who can attribute her fame and success' beginning to a leaked sex tape of her and her then boy friend Ray-J. She has reached great heights of popularity since the leak in 2007, whose mastermind is often thought of to be her mother, Kris Jenner, although she denies it.
Once known for his phenomenal wrestling, Hogan is today known only for one thing - sleeping with his friend's wife. The moment the tape was released was the moment when he began losing his credibility.
When Dane and his wife, actress Rebecca Gayheart, decided to star in a movie of their own, and it found its way to the public, it caused quite a stir. Their lawyer has said that he will sue anyone who makes this private video public, claiming that it's "a naked tape, not a sex tape."
Paris Hilton was at the peak of her fame when her home movie, which was titled One Night in Paris, got leaked to the public. It caused her a lot of grief, and since then, her fame has only faded away.
Farrah Abraham's sex tape was scandalous for more than just what was on it. Abraham claims that her video was a result of force and that she was so traumatized she has had to undergo extensive therapy. Although the truth is not really known to anybody, the one thing one can say for sure was that it caused quite the stir at the time.
Pamela Anderson, a sex-symbol in the public's eye, caused a stir when her sex tape with Tommy Lee surfaced. It was quite a scandal, and won't be easily forgotten by the hardcore fans of the couple, which was known for its passionate relationship.