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Top 10 Infidelity News Stories of 2009
Ruth Houston - Infidelity Expert Ruth Houston - Infidelity Expert
New York, NY
Monday, December 28, 2009

This is the 6th annual list of top 10 infidelity news stories compiled by infidelity expert Ruth Houston, founder of www.InfidelityAdvice.com  , author of Is He Cheating on You? - 829 Telltale Signs, and publisher of the Infidelity News and Views blog..

Houston, a New York-based infidelity expert who is frequently called on by the media to comment on high profile infidelity, popular infidelity issues in the news, and infidelity-related breaking news, says,  " Infidelity continues to permeate all areas of our society.  No one is immune.  The 2009 top 10 infidelity news  list includes an interesting mix of cheaters ranging from sports stars, entertainers, and politicians, to the "man next door."

The Top 10 Infidelity News Stories of 2009

Below is infidelity expert Ruth Houston's 6th annual list of top 10 infidelity news stories for the year 2009.

Tiger Woods' one-car accident on Thanksgiving Day led to the exposure of the golf star's secret love life with as many as 18 alleged mistresses, including cocktail waitresses, night club hostesses, and porn stars. Since the infidelity scandal surfaced with reports of million dollar hush-money payoffs, sex addiction, and a possible divorce from his wife, Elin Nordegren, Woods has not been seen or heard from, other than 2 statements on his website. The sheer magnitude of the print, broadcast, and online media coverage worldwide has made the Tiger Woods infidelity scandal the top infidelity news story not just of the year 2009, but of the decade, as well.

David Letterman was forced to confess that for years he'd been having sex with Stephanie Birkitt and other female staff members. Letterman's sex life came to light when Birkitt's ex-boyfriend, Robert Haldeman used information found in Birkitt's diary to allegedly extort money from Letterman.

• South Carolina governor Mark Sanford went missing for 6 days, after which it was discovered that instead of hiking the Appalachian Trail as he'd led his staff to believe, he'd secretly flown to Argentina to see his mistress, Maria Belen Chapur. Sanford's wife, Jenny, emerged as the new role model for betrayed wives because of firm stand and refusal to "stand beside her man" during the press conference in which he confessed his affair.

• After ESPN sports analyst Steve Phillips terminated his brief affair with 22-year-old Brooke Hundley, an ESPN production assistant, Hundley wrote and hand delivered a graphic letter to Phillips' wife, and proceeded to harass her and stalk the Phillips' teenage son. Both Phillips and Hundley were fired..

• Former NFL star Steve McNair was shot to death in his love nest while he slept, by his 20-year-old mistress Sahel Kazemi, who then committed suicide by turning the gun on herself.

• The story of William Taylor, whose wife made him stand on a busy thoroughfare wearing a sign around his neck that read "I cheated. This is my punishment" was picked up by print, broadcast, and online media outlets all over the world. The story was later found to be a hoax,

• A cheating husband was lured to a hotel room by his scorned wife, and his 2 mistresses, who bound him, superglued his male member to his stomach, took his clothing, wallet and cell phone, and left him naked, and screaming for help.

Elizabeth Edwards' memoir, in which she discussed John Edwards' affair with his campaign videographer, shed light on high profile infidelity from the betrayed wife's point of view.

• Dual accusations of infidelity thrust pseudo-celebrities Jon and Kate Gosselin into the spotlight and kept them there for weeks on end. Their now defunct show Jon and Kate Plus 8 achieved the highest ratings ever for the TLC Network.

• Surgeon Dr. Richard Batista made headlines by requesting 1.5 million for the value of the kidney he gave his wife to save her life. After recovering, Batista's wife cheated on him and filed for divorce.

* * * Compiled by infidelity expert Ruth Houston, founder of www.InfidelityAdvice.com  and author of Is He Cheating on You? - 829 Telltale Signs. For more information, visit the National Infidelity Examiner page at Examiner.com, or Ruth Houston's Infidelity News and View blog.

Highlights of 2009 Infidelity News Coverage by Infidelity Expert Ruth Houston

To read infidelity expert Ruth Houston's coverage of some of the top infidelity news stories of 2009, see the links below:

The Tiger Woods Sex Scandal from an Infidelity Expert's Point of View

Is Tiger Woods REALLY a Sex Addict? Check This List and Decide for Yourself

6 Things Tiger Woods Did That Are Common to Most Cheating Men

New Details about Tiger Woods Secret Love Life Reveal He May Be Addicted to Sex

14 Reasons Why Tiger Woods and Other Rich and Famous Men Cheat

An Infidelity Expert's Advice to Tiger Woods' Wife

What Tiger Woods' Wife Should Do if the Infidelity Rumors Are True

Is Steve Phillips Using Sex Addiction as an Excuse for His Infidelity?

Steve Phillips - Brooke Hundley Infidelity Scandal - a Warning to Cheating Husbands

Brooke Hundley's Behavior Raises Questions Every Cheating Man Should Ask About His Mistress

David Letterman Broke 2 Cardinal Rules Governing Workplace Romance

David Letterman's Fear of Blackmail Should Be a Lesson to Cheating Husbands

An Infidelity Expert's Comments on Jenny Sanford's Vogue Interview and the Sanford Affair

What the Sanford Affair Can Teach Us about Emotional Infidelity

Jenny Sanford Shows Betrayed Wives How to Take a Firm Stand

For other infidelity articles by infidelity expert Ruth Houston, click here or visit the National Infidelity Examiner page at Examiner.com


Editors, Reporters, Producers, Talk Show Hosts

How many of these top infidelity news stories did you cover in 2009?

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The next time infidelity makes the news (and you can be sure it will) call Ruth Houston at 718 592-6039 or e-mail her at InfidelityExpert@gmail.com

Ruth Houston is available for comments on a variety of infidelity-related topics from discovery to recovery.

About Ruth Houston:

Infidelity expert Ruth Houston is the founder of www.InfidelityAdvice.com  and the author of Is He Cheating on You?– 829 Telltale Signs. She has been researching infidelity for over 15 years.

Frequently called on by the media to comment on popular infidelity issues, high profile infidelity, and infidelity breaking news, Ruth Houston has been quoted in USA Today, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Daily News, Cosmopolitan, the New York Post, the Chicago Tribune, FoxNews.com, ABCNews.com, msnbc.com, Reuters, the Associated Press, UPI and numerous other print and online media worldwide.

Houston has also been a guest on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, Fox & Friends, Fox News, The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, CBS News, NPR, GMTV, BBC, CBC, CTV and over 500 other radio and TV news and talk shows in the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, New Zealand, Australia, Africa, and the Caribbean.

Ruth also writes as the National Infidelity Examiner for Examiner.com

To interview infidelity expert Ruth Houston, or book her to speak at your next event, call 718 592-6039 or e-mail InfidelityExpert@gmail.com  

For more information on infidelity and extramarital affairs, visit Ruth's Infidelity News and Views Blog, www.InfidelityAdvice.com  or see Ruth's National Infidelity Examiner page at  Examiner.com 

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