Sarah Ferguson
It's the royal scandal that's making headlines around the world. On May 23, 2010, a British tabloid, News of the World, released a video that shows the Duchess of York, Sarah "Fergie" Ferguson, accepting a bribe from an undercover reporter in exchange for offering access to her ex-husband, Britain's Prince Andrew.

The grainy footage shows Sarah sitting in front of $40,000 in cash and captures her conversation with the reporter. This man, she says, was posing as a wealthy sheik who wanted an introduction to Prince Andrew, England's special representative for international trade and investment and fourth in line for the throne.

"Five hundred thousand pounds when you can, to me...[to] open doors," Sarah said to the man.

At the end of the meeting, Sarah walks out of the room with a black bag stuffed with $40,000 and negotiates a future payment of 500,000 pounds, which is equivalent to about $750,000.

Now, for the first time, Sarah sits down with Oprah at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles to discuss her headline-making scandal, serious financial trouble and a life that spiraled out of control.
FROM: Sarah Ferguson Speaks Out About the Headline-Making Undercover Video
Published on June 01, 2010

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