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The Story Of Lionel Richie
6. 6. Scandal
Shortly after winning an Oscar for White Nights theme song Say You, Say Me in 1985, and during the release of his last huge hit album Dancing On The Ceiling (1986), Richie began an affair with Diane Alexander. In 1988, whilst Richie and Alexander were enjoying a dalliance in a hotel room, there came a sharp knock on the door. 'Room Service!' Upon opening the door a crack, it was broken in, and Richie was shocked to find it was his wife Brenda Harvey. Harvey assaulted both Richie and Alexander.