Sarah Ferguson

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Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson
In May 2010, British tabloid News of the World released a video showing the Duchess of York, Sarah "Fergie" Ferguson, accepting a bribe from an undercover reporter in exchange for access to her ex-husband, Britain's Prince Andrew.

One month later, Sarah sat down with Oprah in Beverly Hills to tell her side of the story for the first time. After watching the video of herself, Sarah was apologetic. "There aren't really very many words to describe an act of such gross stupidity," she said. "It's like I'm stripped bare. I called my girls this morning, and Beatrice and Eugenie just called me and said, 'Mom, actually it's a really good, fresh clean start for you, because we're here 100 percent for you, and we love you.' And I said to them, 'I'm so glad that through my mistakes, you'll never do all this.'"