8. Following senator/segregation supporter Strom Thurmond’s death at 100 in 2003, a 78-year-old interracial woman named Essie Mae Washington-Williams emerged saying that Thurmond was her father, as her mother was a black maid working for the Thurmond family in South Carolina in the 1920s. 10. Sportscaster Marv Albert became the butt of many jokes in 1997 when he was accused of sodomy and a host of other bizarre sexual proclivities by a woman he had a 10-year affair with. Fired by NBC in 1997, Albert pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and battery charges, eventually getting re-hired by the Peacock in 2001.
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