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Profumo Scandal 1963 The British love a good sex scandal or a good political scandal, so the combination of the two was irresistible in 1963. That year it was revealed that John Profumo, the British Secretary of State for War, who was married, had, in 1961, been having an affair with a much younger showgirl named Christine Keeler (pictured here). What made this especially troublesome for Profumo was that Keeler had also been liberally sharing her renowned horizontal pleasures with Yevgeny Ivanov, a naval attache to the Soviet Union's London embassy. During the height of the Cold War, the potential for dangerous pillow talk was a bigtime security breach. When the affair leaked out, Profumo at first denied the charges in parliament. Three months later he admitted they were true and was forced to resign. His prime minister, Harold MacMillan, himself resigned due to poor health a month later. It was undoubtedly exacerbated by the priapic shenanigans of Profumo. Keeler didn't come out of the scandal unscathed: She served nine months in the sneezer for perjury. The British government's report on the scandal became a national best-seller.
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Added: 22nd January 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2009-01-22 
Proving that politicians on both sides of the Atlantic often think with a part of their anatomy besides their brains.
Posted by: Classico on 2009-01-22 
This scandal got some attention in NYC back then. But throughout much of the USA it was not reported and remains unknown.

From what I've heard, everybody wrote a book on the subject because they all had different stories to tell.
Posted by: eric1957 on 2009-01-22 
I noticed when a political sex happens in Britain, it's greeted with a shrug and who cares. In America when a political sex scandal happens we wail, gnash our teeth, and question our moral compass.
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