The biggest Hollywood scandals of 2017

2017 has been one of the most scandal-filled years for Hollywood to date. Mega movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual misconduct and the claims spurred a slew of accusations against other top stars. Meanwhile, plenty of other scandals plagued Hollywood throughout the year such as Johnny Depp’s alleged wild behavior and stars’ racy pics leaking online. Here are some of the top scandals from this year, in no particular order.

Sex abuse scandals take over Hollywood

After Harvey Weinstein was accused of sex misconduct in bombshell reports in the New York Times and the New Yorker, more than 50 girls came forward with allegations of rape, assault and sexual harassment against him. The revelations spurred a movement that inspired other celebrities- and everyday people- to speak out about their experiences with the hashtag #MeToo. In the wake of the accusations, other Hollywood stars came under intense scrutiny for their alleged past behavior. Kevin Spacey, Matt Lauer, Danny Masterson, Ed Westwick, Dustin Hoffman, James Toback, Charlie Rose, Sylvester Stallone, Jeffery Tambor, George Takei, Steven Seagal, Oliver Stone, Louis C.K ., Jeremy Piven and Brett Ratner were all accused of sexual misconduct. In some lawsuits- like with Piven and Spacey- theses superstars projects were shut down as a result of the allegations. Some superstars, like Louis C.K ., admitted to past misconduct, while others, like Weinstein, denied the claims.

Kevin Hart caught on tape

The marriage comedian’s dalliance with a weekend fling in Las Vegas was videotaped and reportedly shopped to various adult amusement companies in September. Hart promptly took to Instagram to issue a public apology for cheating on his then-eight-month pregnant spouse, Eniko. The other woman, Montia Sabbag, insisted she had nothing to do with the attempts to sell the racy footage. The model said during a press conference, “I am not an extortionist. I had nothing to do with these recordings.” The FBI got involved and analyse near leak. Meanwhile, Hart seemingly patched things up with Eniko, and the two greeted son in November.

Kathy Griffin

The former Bravo reality star became persona non grata after posing in a Tyler Shield photo shoot with fake a severed Trump. The comedian apologized but she has since retracted her apology and asserts she was blacklisted in Hollywood since the polarizing image was published. She has since resumed her tirade against Trump and has been routinely taunting the president in her stand-up routine.

Nude snaps of -Alisters reached the web

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A slew of starrings fell victim a nude photo hack in 2017, and racy pics of the -Alisters were posted on the website Celeb Jihad in August. Lindsey Vonn, Tiger Woods, Amanda Seyfried, Miley Cyrus, Katherine McPhee, Stella Maxwell and Kristen Stewart were among the stars impacted by the leak. Many starrings attempted legal action and demanded the photos be removed from the web. At the time, a rep for Vonn told Fox News, “It is an outrageous and despicable intrusion of privacy for anyone to steal and illegally publish private intimate photos. The athlete vowed to take “all necessary and appropriate legal action to protect and enforce her rights and interests.” Vonn and Woods’ NSFW snaps were taken down.

Johnny Depp’s wild behaviour

The movie star lives in the lap of luxury and even owns a private island, however, in 2017 details of the star’s apparently out-of-control lifestyle were exposed as he combated his former managers in tribunal. The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star asserts he did not know he was acquiring enormous debt, but his ex-managers have emails in their court documentation that appears to show they were warning Depp to cut back his spending, which they claim amounted to about$ 2 million per month. The example is still pending, and it seems to be weighing on the star. Depp allegedly proved up drunk to the November premiere of his movie “Murder on the Orient Express.” Still, his biggest scandal of the year may have come when he joked about assassinating President Trump in June. He later apologized for the “bad joke” that described a lot of criticism.

Corey Feldman asserts his life is in danger

The’ 80 s performer has long said he knows their lists of several Hollywood pedophiles he claims tormented him during the course of its days as a young starring. In October, he said he would reveal the names of those people and shortly after that the “Goonies” star posted a YouTube video claiming their own lives are at risk. “…I had a near-death experience last night where I felt like I was almost going to be killed. Two trucks came speeding at me at the same period on a crosswalk.” Feldman went on to name one of the alleged pedophiles, Jon Grissom, on Dr. Oz’s talk show in October. In another episode, he afterward confirmed the name of another alleged pedophile, Alphy Hoffman.

‘Bachelor in Paradise’ shut down

The reality show halted production after claims of sexual misconduct on define between present contestants Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson in June. The two were in the pool while shooting the series in Mexico when they engaged in sex behaviour. Rumors immediately swirled that Olympios was too drunk to permission, and the show’s producers rapidly cut filming. Warner Bros. conducted an investigation and determined no misconduct had occurred. The show resumed filming but without Jackson and Olympios. The two were later brings with it during an episode with host Chris Harrison to discuss the literally show-stopping moment.

Jim Carrey battles deceased ex’s family

“The Ace of Ventura” star lost his girlfriend Cathriona White to suicide in Sept. 2015, but he has since been engaged in a messy court battle with her mom and estranged spouse. The back-and-forth attained headlines in 2017 when the family accused Carrey of dedicating White prescription drugs. They also claimed he exposed her to sexually transmitted diseases. Carrey countersued in September claiming that White’s death was her own fault. In the countersuit, Carrey explained his decision to file a suit: “Hollywood stars are caught in the Hobson’s choice of publicly fighting these false claims or confidentially settling the potential litigation for millions of dollars in order to save them from public shame, ridicule, and pile-on litigation.” The example has yet to be resolved.

Mayim Bialik’s op-ed offends

In the wake of Weinstein’s sex misconduct claims, the “Big Bang Theory” actress wrote an essay for the New York Times in October in which she discussed her own actions in Hollywood and her modesty. In the piece Bialik wrote, “I have almost no personal experience with humen asking me to meetings in their hotel rooms. Those of us in Hollywood who don’t represent an impossible standard of beauty have the’ luxury’ of being overlooked and, in many cases, ignored by humen in power unless we can make them money.” Social media users lashed out against the actress and accused her of victim blaming. Bialik issued an apology saying she was “truly sorry.”

‘A Dog’s Purpose’ animal abuse asserts

The flick “A Dog’s Purpose” was intended to be a heartfelt family movie, but when footage from the set surfaced in January of a puppy appearing to be distressed while filming, animal advocates lashed out. The movie’s producers said the footage was not an accurate depiction of how the dog was treated during production, however, Universal Pictures cancelled the film’s red carpet premiere, and the cinema flopped.

R. Kelly cult rumors

A shocking Buzzfeed report in July accused R& B superstar R. Kelly of running a cult-like household. The report, which was based on interviews with women who once lived with Kelly, alleged that the starring housed six women in his residencies in Chicago and Atlanta, and it stated he does not let the women feed without his permission, and he allegedly forces them to perform sex act. A lawyer for Kelly has denied the allegations, and subsequent reports with similar accusations have since surfaced.

Cosby strolls free

Many expected Bill Cosby, who has been accused of drugging and sexually assaulting dozens of women, to be convicted of a crime when he went to trial over the summer. However, a jury was unable to reach a verdict in a case in July that examined Cosby’s 2004 encounter with Andrea Constand. Constand alleged that the star devoted her pills and then groped her without her consent. Cosby did not take the stand but previously stated he had a consensual encounter with Constand. After six days of deliberations, a magistrate declared a mistrial when the jury was unable to reach a consensus. The prosecution has vowed to retry the comedian.

Steve Harvey’s private memoranda leaked

Steve Harvey wrote a scathing memoranda to his staff about how he wants to be treated while on define, and the details leaked in May. The talk depict host told his employees in the note, “There will be no meetings in my dressing room. No quit by or popping in. NO ONE … Do not open my dressing room door. IF YOU OPEN MY DOOR, EXPECT TO BE REMOVED … Do not approach me while I’m in the makeup chair unless I ask to speak with you directly. Either knocking or use the doorbell.” Harvey acknowledged the memo was legitimate and eventually joked about in August saying, “I learned two things from that email. One, I can’t write. And two, I should never write.”

Samantha Bee mocks boy with cancer

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The political irony host unknowingly mocked a 20 -year-old man with brain cancer, Kyle Coddington, who was attending a Conservative Political Action Conference in March. The comic taunted the man’s hairstyle during her indicate and compared Coddington’s look to that of a Nazi. Coddington’s sister took to Twitter to lampoon Bee for her excavation. “When @ iamsambee makes fun of your friend for having ‘Nazi’ hair. He actually has stage 4 brain cancer, but whatever floats your boat.” Bee promptly apologized and removed the clip from her show’s YouTube channel.

Fox News.com Reporter and FOX4 11 host Diana Falzone covers celebrity news and interviews some of today’s top celebrities and newsmakers. You can follow her on Twitter @ dianafalzone.

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