Come Undone: A History Of Politicians Tainted By Prostitution Scandals

JERRY SPRINGER (DEMOCRATIC CITY COUNCILMAN, CINCINNATI)
In 1974, Springer wasn’t the host of a trashy TV show but a city councilman in Cincinnati, and he broke one of the biggest sins when it comes to doing illegal dumb shit: He left a paper trail by paying his hooker off with a check. Stupid. However, he does get points for openly talking about the scandal when he ran for Governor in 1980, a much better strategy than the ”Bitch set me up” defense Marion Barry would later try out.

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