13 Real-Life Scandals That TV Ripped From the Headlines (Photos)

“Scandal” and “SVU's” Anthony Weiner-inspired sexting episodes are just the latest in a long line of controversies that inspired television shows

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Vince Foster/Inspiration for death of Grayden Osborne, "Scandal"
During the Clinton administration, Deputy White House Counsel Vince Foster was found dead in Fort Marcy Park after an apparent suicide by gunshot. Conspiracy theorists still believe it could have been homicide, as Osborne might have had enough classified information to bring down the Clinton administration. The writers of "Scandal" made a nod towards history when they staged the suicide/possible homicide of CIA director Grayden Osborne, the possible "Albatross" mole.