3-Week Series: Double Blessing

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What do the following people have in common?

John Edwards

David Duchovny

Fast Eddie Johnson

Winona Ryder

Jeremiah Gunner Scott

Karen Raborn

Heather Johnston

Amy Wilkins

The all experienced some type of integrity meltdown.

John Edwards -- Had and affair and fathered a child with Rielle Hunter, a campaign worker reportedly paid $114,000 to make web commercials touting his virtues.

David Duchovny -- "I have voluntarily entered a facility for the treatment of sex addiction," ... "I ask for respect and privacy for my wife and children as we deal with this situation as a family."

Fast Eddie Johnson -- The two-time NBA All-Star is charged with child molestation.

Winona Ryder -- The actress whose six-day shoplifting trial drew national attention and stirred tabloid frenzy, was found guilty today of grand theft and vandalism for walking off with more than $5,500 worth of designer goods from a Beverly Hills department store.

Jeremiah Gunner Scott -- youth pastor for Warrenton First Baptist Church, former teacher at the North Coast Christian School in Hammond, has been accused of having sex with a 15-year-old student.

Karen Raborn -- Charged with organized fraud and grand theft, she stole close to $1 million from her church during the 10-year period she worked for them as a bookkeeper.

Heather Johnston -- 19, is one of the so-called Barbie Bandits, two giggling, blonde women who stole approximately $11K from a Georgia bank earlier this year and went on a shopping spree -- though it should be noted they also gave some money to the homeless. (Authorities also say the bank clerk was in on it, too.)

Amy Wilkins -- A 26-year-old mother of two small children is charged with abandoning and endangering her infant and toddler after she allegedly left them with a mentally challenged teen so she could do drugs and have sex.

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