Sweet Life and Swell Times of Bill
Los Angeles radio talk show host Bill Ballance gained national prominence in 1972 with his syndicated Feminine Forum, which focused on women's issues. It was this show that prompted radio listener Laura Schlessinger in 1975 to phone in to discuss the subject "Would you rather be a widow or a divorcee?" (Laura chose widow.) She and Ballance then quickly launched into a two-and-a-half year long sexual affair, during which time Ballance took a series of snapshots of a naked Laura. In 1998, he sold 12 of the pictures to Internet Entertainment Group (a large online porn company) for more than $50,000. Laura initially denied ever having been involved with Ballance, but was finally forced to admit it.