The year 2017 will remain as one when scandals infested the entertainment industry particularly Hollywood. Some scandals never made to the tabloids because the victims were either paid to remain silent or the perpetrators used the judicial systems to obtain court orders that gagged news sources. The scandals ranged from sexual misconduct, wild behaviors to nudes leaking online. Here are some of the top celebrities with scandals in 2017.
R. Kelly linked with a cult
The A-list rapper and R&B star was accused of running his household like a cult. The rumors surfaced after a series of interviews were conducted with former nannies of the star. The nannies had worked in his Atlanta and Chicago residences. Shockingly, the women admitted that R. Kelly has been forcing them to perform sexual acts with him and being denied food until he expressly permitted them to do so. His lawyer rubbished all these allegations and a hailstorm of accusations and counter-accusations started. The hailstorm is yet to die down.
Bill Cosby linked with sexual harassment
Bill Cosby was accused of several charges, key among them being drugging dozens of women and sexually assaulting them. Many people expected this to be a closed case and were waiting for his conviction. However, the jury did not reach a verdict in the case. He was quick to admit that he had consensual encounters with most of the women. The prosecution has promised a retry of the renowned comedian.
A cancer victim mocked by Samantha Bee
Samantha Bee is a political satire host who mocked the hairstyle of a man during her show. She drew parallels between the hairstyles of Kyle Coddington and the Nazis. Kyle had, in March, attended the conference of a Conservative Political Action. What Bee did not know was that Kyle was suffering from Stage 4 cancer of the brain. She quickly apologized and even pulled down the videos on Youtube. The damage was already done.
Jim Carrey sues the family of his deceased ex-girlfriend
For lovers of movies, one of the casts of “The Ace of Ventura” lost his bae – Cathriona White – in September 2015 to suicide. Carrey has been accused by her family of exposing her to STDs and later giving her white prescription drugs. In a countersuit, Carrey claimed that her death was not his fault. The case is yet to be resolved.
Nude photos of A-list celebrities
The stars that were affected by the leaks of the nude photos are Kristen Stewart, Stella Maxwell, Katherine McPhee, Miley Cyrus, Amanda Seyfried, Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn.
In conclusion, top celebrities with scandals in 2017 feel that they were caught in the web to either settle millions of dollars or face public humiliation and ridicule. Many preferred paying silently.