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Celebrities Who've Been Caught Lying
He made a mistake. For whatever the reason was he lied, we don't believe Brian Williams is a bad man. We believe he got caught up in the moment and for whatever reason it got away with him.
Brian WilliamsFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For other people named Brian Williams, see Brian Williams (disambiguation).
Williams in 2012
BornBrian Douglas Williams
May 5, 1959 (age 56)
Middletown Township, New Jersey, U.S.
ResidenceNew Canaan, Connecticut, U.S.
Alma materBrookdale Community College
George Washington University
The Catholic University of America
Notable credit(s)NBC News reporter (1993–2004)
NBC Nightly News weekend anchor (1993–1999)
NBC Nightly News anchor and managing editor (2004–February 2015)
MSNBC breaking news anchor (September 2015–)
Salary< $10 million annually
Spouse(s)Jane Gillan Stoddard (1986–present)
Children2, including Allison
WebsiteOfficial profile[dead link]
Brian Douglas Williams (born May 5, 1959) is an American journalist. He is best known for serving ten years as anchorand managing editor for NBC Nightly News, the evening news program of the NBC television network. Nine months after taking the position in December 2004, he anchored NBC coverage from New Orleans of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, and NBC News won a Peabody Award for his and his colleagues' coverage of the story. As anchor of the program, he was considered one of the country's most popular and well-respected news anchors, which led to his becoming a frequent late-night talk show guest. Williams also hosted the prime time news magazine Rock Center with Brian Williams, which was heavily promoted but cancelled after only two seasons.
In February 2015, Williams was suspended without pay from Nightly News for "misrepresent[ing] events which occurred while he was covering the 2003 Iraq War." A subsequent investigation by NBC found that Williams had made a "number of inaccurate statements about his own role" in events he reported over the years and in June 2015, he was reassigned to breaking news and special events coverage on MSNBC, with Lester Holt being named as the permanent anchor of NBC Nightly News.
Williams returned to the air on September 22, 2015, on MSNBC, anchoring the coverage of the touchdown of Pope Francisin the U.S. at the beginning of his six-day visit.
Bill Clinton"I did not have sexual relations with that woman," Clinton declared in a press conference in January 1998, days after the Monica Lewinsky scandal broke. Seven months later, after Lewinsky handed over that infamous blue dress, Clinton admitted in a grand jury testimony to having had an "improper physical relationship" with his former intern. Clinton became the second president to be impeached, but was acquitted of all charges.
Lance ArmstrongArmstrong had vehemently denied doping for years, but his cover-up began to unravel with his cohorts and riding partners confessed and/or were outed. Following Floyd Landis' confession and accusation that Armstrong had doped in 2010, a federal investigation was launched, culminating in the stripping of Armstrong's seven Tour de France titles in 2012 and a lifetime ban from cycling. Armstrong continued to claim he was innocent until he finally admitted to doping in a sit-down with Oprah Winfrey in January 2013. Two years later, he said he'ddo it all over again.
Tiger WoodsAfter crashing his SUV outside his home over Thanksgiving weekend 2009 — days after the National Enquirer reported an affair between Woods and Rachel Uchitel — Woods took the blame for the accident and denounced "unfounded and malicious rumors that are currently circulating about my family and me." But the damage was done, so to speak. Mistresses started coming out of the woodwork, forcing Woods to take a break from golf and slowly come clean about his "transgressions," culminating in a press conference on Feb. 19, 2010, during which he apologized and revealed he had been in a 45-day rehab program. "I thought I could get away with whatever I wanted to," he said. "I felt that I had worked hard my entire life and deserved to enjoy all the temptations around me." He and his wife, Elin Nordegren, divorced that August.
James FreyThe author's book, A Million Little Pieces, purportedly a memoir of about his drug addiction and recovery, topped the New York Times bestsellers list and was championed by Oprah Winfrey in her Book Club in 2005. The only problem: He made most of it up. Frey came clean about fabricating parts of the book in January 2006, including returning to Oprah's show to get his you-know-what handed to him. You don't put egg on O's face and get away with it.
John EdwardsIn 2007, Edwards denied The National Enquirer's reports that he fathered a daughter with his mistress, Rielle Hunter, who was working on his presidential campaign. He confessed to the affair in August 2008, but insisted that the child was not his; his campaign aide Andrew Young claimed he was the father. A year later, Young recanted the paternity claim, and in January 2010, Edwards admitted to being the child's father. His wife, Elizabeth Edwards, divorced him shortly after and died after a long battle with breast cancer that December. In 2011, Edwards was indicted on six counts of misusing campaign funds to cover up his affair, but the charges were dropped in 2012. Edwards and Hunter dated until June 2012.