2017 has been an interesting year so far. It’s President Trump’s first year in office, it’s the year Hollywood bands together against assault, and global warming is alive and well. We’re off to a good start, right?
But aside from these controversies, there have been plenty of other scandals shaking up Hollywood and keeping us entertained. From allegations of against literally every male celebrity, parenting problems, and troubles with substance abuse, there’s never a dull moment in Hollywood.
With that being said, there’s still another two months left in 2017, and anything could happen. There’s still time for an even bigger scandal to rock the world to its core- though we’re pretty sure the Harvey Weinstein drama will take the prize for the craziest scandal of the year. Which scandal do you think is the most jaw-dropping?
15 Multiple Women Accused Ben Affleck
Several women have come forward in recent weeks claiming that Ben Affleck physically assaulted them at one point or another. The first woman to remind the Internet of her horrible experience with the star was actress Hilarie Burton. She shared a video clip online that showed Ben groping her while they were guest staring together on a show. “I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize,” Ben eventually wrote on Twitter.
Later, a makeup artist named Annemarie Tendler claimed that Ben stuck his finger where it didn't belong during a red carpet event. “I would also love to get an apology from Ben Affleck who grabbed my a** at a Golden Globes party in 2014,” she tweeted to her followers. “He walked by me, cupped [me] and pressed his finger into [it].” So far, Ben has yet to respond to this second allegation.
14 Kevin Hart VS Lisa Bloom
Kevin Hart faced a huge blow to his image when it was revealed he’d cheated on his pregnant wife Eniko Parrish. The comedian fessed up to his actions during a video, where he also admitted he was being extorted over a tape from his affair.
The tape allegedly shows him getting hot and heavy with Montia Sabbag, who he allegedly slept with multiple times. Montia has since lawyered up with celebrity attorney Lisa Bloom, who claims Montia had nothing to do with the extortion and is a victim just like Kevin. Even more, Montia claims she didn’t know Kevin was married nor that he was a celebrity.
As of now, Kevin’s wife is sticking by her man. Interestingly, Kevin and Eniko’s marriage is a product of their affair, when he cheated on her with his first wife Torrei Hart. What goes around comes around, as they say.
13 Aaron Carter Was Arrested For All The Bad Stuff
Aaron Carter has been in the media since early last summer when he began making headlines for his substance abuse. The troubled singer was first arrested with his then-girlfriend for a DUI and possession of illegal substances. They were allegedly using these substances as well as driving at the same time, and witnesses called them in for their erratic behavior. After the incident, Aaron claimed he was only arrested because he was a celebrity.
Weeks later, authorities were called to Aaron’s home over concerns that he was depressive. Afterwards, he voluntarily entered a rehab facility to work on his issues, though he left only a week later. However, his rep claims he’s doing much better thanks to his one-week stay at the facility; he says the star has gained a healthy amount of weight and is putting his substance abuse struggled behind him.
12 The Endless Allegations Against Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein has become one of the biggest assault scandals in all of Hollywood’s history. Dozens of A-list women have come forward accusing the disgraced movie producer of abuse, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Rachel McAdams, and Rose McGowan.
Many of the women said he lured them too his hotel room, claiming it was a business meeting. But when they got there, Harvey would often be undressed. Many women claimed he pressured them into giving him a massage, watching him, or do suggestive things. In some cases, women allege he even took advantage of them.
As a result of the allegations, Harvey was fired from his own production company and his membership to the academy was revoked. Harvey entered a treatment facility to deal with his addiction, but he left after only a week.
11 Not Even Danny Masterson Can Hyde
Fans of That ‘70s Show were horrified when several women accused Danny Masterson of attacking them. Three separate women claim the actor too advantage and sodomized them in the early 2000s. The news went viral after first being published on Tony Ortega’s blog The Underground Bunker, which covers things primarily related to Scientology.
Danny is a scientologist as well as the three women he’s being accused of attacking. The women said they were pressured by the scientologist church not to go to the police- this also isn’t the first time their church has been accused of hiding major scandals like this.
Even more interesting, the women were reportedly encouraged to come forward by ex-scientologist Leah Remini, whose new documentary aims to uncover secrets about the scientologist church. The actress may have helped the women file police reports. Danny’s team says he is wholly innocent and the scandal is only something cooked up by Leah.
10 Scott Disick Hospitalized for His Party Boy Ways
Scott Disick has been in the headlines a ton this year, from his controversial relationship with Sofia Richie, for hating on Kourt and her new (younger) BF, and for having an ‘arrangement’ with 19-year old Bella Thorne. But nothing was more worrying or scandalous than when the reality star was rushed to the hospital in the summer for alcohol poisoning.
The star had been drinking at home when his team noticed just how intoxicated he was becoming, which prompted them to call 911. Scott was seen being taken out of his home on a stretcher. Sources later said that Scott’s friends are worried he’s suffering from liver damage or even failure due to his binge drinking.
“Scott’s on a fast track to liver disease the way he’s going,” an insider revealed. “His blood pressure’s not good either. There’s absolutely no way his body can carry on like this.” They added, “He’ll easily down several bottles of champagne in a day, a large bottle of vodka, tequila shots, and wine – and that’s not sharing either.” Even more shocking, this scary incident has yet to curb Scott’s wild partying behavior.
9 Kendall Jenner Stars In Pepsi’s Black Lives Matter Commercial
Kendall Jenner had a huge career flop when she starred in Pepsi's ill-received commercial. The ad featured Kendall participating in a Black Lives Matter protest, which is seemingly resolved when she hands a can of Pepsi to a police officer. Because Pepsi can totally solve racial tensions, right?
The model got even more hate when she didn’t apologize for the offensive commercial right away, though some said it was due to contractual reasons. Pepsi did however issue their own apology after pulling the ad, and they even said sorry to Kenny for putting her in this situation.
Finally in September, months after the scandal, Kendall addressed the controversy. “It feels like my life is over,” Kendall said to her sis Kim during an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. "You made a mistake," Kim replied. Um, that wasn’t much of an apology, was it?
8 One Direction's Louis Tomlinson Attacked A Paparazzi
Louis Tomlinson hasn’t been having the easiest time since One Direction disbanded. But things got even worse after the singer was accused of assaulting a photographer while collecting his baggage at LAX. The paparazzo reportedly got too close to comfort to Louis and his girlfriend, so the star responded by pushing him to the floor.
The photographer is said to have sustained a head injury after smacking his head on the ground. A female witness tried filming the debacle, but then Louis’ girlfriend allegedly tried to interfere and stop her from recording, causing even more chaos. Louis was originally charged with criminal battery, though the case was thrown out only a month later. Several employees at LAX who supposedly witness the assault claim Louis nor his GF never struck the photographer or witness.
7 Rob Posted A Series Of Inappropriate Images About Black Chyna
This past summer got off to a rough start for the Kardashians when Rob went on a shocking rant against his ex fiancée Blac Chyna over Instagram. The reality star, who shares 11-month old daughter Dream with Chyna, posted several explicit photos of the star. He also made a slew of jaw-dropping allegations, including accusing Chyna of doing a lot of substances, getting work done after giving birth, and cheating on him.
Chyna responded by lawyering up with Lisa Bloom and getting a restraining order against her ex. She’s now suing Rob for domestic abuse and the revenge p!+n scandal, as well as the entire Kardashian Klan for (allegedly) getting her and Rob’s reality show shut down before they could film another season. On the other hand, Rob alleges Chyna was the abusive one and was only focused on partying once she had their daughter. What do you think is the truth in this messy break up?
6 Blac Chyna’s Mom Was Arrested For Being Like Rob
In one of the most ironic twists in Hollywood, Blac Chyna’s mother Tokyo Toni is being sued for an almost identical crime to the one Rob K committed against her daughter. In mid October, it was reported that Tokyo had been charged with harassment, stalking, and distributing revenge p!+n. A warrant was even issued for her arrest. Tokyo faces upwards of two years in prison if convicted.
It’s unclear exactly who was the target of Tokyo’s actions, but most fans couldn’t get over the fact that this is precisely what Chyna is suing Rob over. We wonder how Chyna feels about her mom’s indiscretions. Probably not proud, at least. Maybe this family should learn not to send NSFW images to anyone, and especially not to post other folks’ photos online. So not cool!
5 Mel B’s Hubby Isn't Such A Nice Guy
Spice Girls fans were shocked when Mel B filed for divorce from Stephen Belafonte this past March and things only escalated from there. Shortly after, Stephen’s home was raided for guns, which he wasn’t supposed to have after a 2003 domestic abuse charge prohibits him from owning firearms. This prompted Mel B to secure a restraining order only two days after filing.
In order to get the restraining order, Mel had to share some personal (and horrifying) details of her marriage, which eventually became public. She claimed Stephen had been abusive since they wed. Her most shocking allegations include that he assaulted her and pressured her into doing things she wasn't comfortable with. Mel says the injuries she sustained were sometimes so bad, she had to miss filming for X Factor.
As of now, Stephen is denying all allegations and says Mel is making them up to make him look bad. However, Stephen has been ordered to stay away from Mel and their three kids until further notice.
4 Robin Thicke Was Investigated
Robin Thicke isn’t the greatest role model, but no one expected him to be investigated for harming children. The scandal occurred as the singer was in the midst of a custody battle with his now-ex wife Paula Patton. The investigation was prompted after the couple’s only child Julian told school officials that his dad had spanked him “really hard” and that he also “punches” him.
After the allegations, Child Protective Services began investigating. Paula also took it as ample opportunity to try and get her ex’s access to their son restricted. During one confusing incident, 911 was called by Julian’s nanny after the boy refused to go to his dad’s for a scheduled visit. The nanny said Julian often got upset before going to Robin’s.
In the end, Paula and Robin worked out their custody arrangement and the investigation was dropped. Robin’s girlfriend April Love Geary is also currently expecting their first child.
3 Lisa Marie Presley’s Hubby Shot Suggestive Footage Of Their Kids
Lisa Marie Presley (aka the daughter of Elvis Presley) went through a dramatic custody case this year after her 8-year old twin daughters were taken into protective custody. Authorities became involved after “pictures and disturbing videos” of the girls were found on their father Michael Lockwood’s computer.
Reports say it was Lisa Marie who originally found the images and then contacted police, who obtained a search warrant for their home. “I have no idea what else may be on those devices and fear that there are more and worse images and evidence in these unanalyzed devices,” Lisa said in a statement.
For the time being, the twins went to stay with Lisa’s mother Priscilla Presley, while Lisa completed a rehab program. Lisa is now out of the facility, and is working towards regaining custody of her girls.
2 Nelly And His Tour Bus
Tons of millennials grew up listening to Nelly’s sick beats, which is why we were all shocked when a woman came forward accusing the R&B singer of assaulting her this year. The unidentified woman alleged the rapper attacked her in his tour bus after she attended his concert, though Nelly’s team has denied the claims from the star.
Eventually the woman dropped the case, though she maintains that Nelly did attack her. Her lawyer Karen Koehler said her client couldn’t deal with the publicity attached to the case. She alleges Nelly’s team sent the victim a threatening letter, which prompted her to drop the charges.
"It is morally reprehensible for an accused person and his bully lawyer to issue derogatory and defamatory statements against a young alleged victim." Koehler said in a statement. "It is also criminal -- in the State of Washington -- when those vicious attacks are issued in the form of threats."
1 Ewan McGregor Ruins 22-year Marriage After Affair With Co-Star
Ewan McGregor’s 22-year marriage has come to an end after photos surfaced of him making out with his Fargo co-star Mary Elizabeth Winstead. After the pics made their way online, it was announced that Ewan and his longtime love Eve Mavrakis would be divorcing. Eve and Ewan reportedly split in May, which is around the same time Mary announced she and her hubby Riley Stearns were separating. It definitely sounds like Mary and Ewan’s affair resulted in the demise of both of their marriages.
“She is doing her best to handle it with dignity,” a source said about how Eve is handling everything. “But what makes it worse is she has been told Mary Elizabeth had a teenage crush on Ewan. I’m sure a lot of people did but they didn’t go and have an affair with him.” It turns out Mary had even been invited to Ewan and Eve’s home in the past. “Mary went to the house once and met Eve and the kids over dinner,” the insider added. “She was very cordial. It seemed logical she should get to know Ewan and the family.”
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