Before there was a Jimmy Kimmel Live there was Jimmy Kimmel game show host of the program Win Ben Stein's Money
. Contestants would compete against Ben in a trivia contest. At the time, no one had seen him since Ferris Bueller. Over the past month though, the married grandfather has been thrust back in the spotlight over accusations he had an affair with a woman and provided her money. The crazy thing about all of this is that Ben Stein fully admits his part in what he did and says his wife was fully aware at all times what he was doing. The 69 year old Stein started reading the blog of 24 year old Tanya Ma and they began texting and talking over a four month period. She says that at the time she was pregnant from an ex and that Ben gave her money and over the course of the relationship asked for her to send him naked photos. He also arranged to fly her to LA and put her up in a hotel and she says that he wanted to hug and touch her. For his part, Ben says that he fully admits wanting to hug and touch her when she came and sees nothing wrong with that. In an article he wrote last month he asks, “When is there anything wrong with hugging?” Ma, in an interview with the NY Post says he is toxic and that she wants to warn other women about his behavior. As for the nude photos? Ben says that he asked to see some of her performance art pieces and some of them included nude photos. Ben accuses Ma of being an escort and Ma says she used to escort but doesn't do so any longer.