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8 famous people whose lies came back to haunt them

[Vicki Evans]

Embellishing the truth, or to put it more plainly, telling a bit fat fib, can often come back to bite you in the backside.

And so with the news of all-American hero Ryan Lochte and his US swimming teammates getting caught in a lie about being held at gunpoint in Rio, it got us thinking of some other controversial examples of well-known sorts who learnt the benefits of telling the truth the hard way.

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