19 Most Explosive Celebrity Scandals of 2017

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2017 has been quite the year for the celebrity world. 

In a scandalous sense, that is.

From misguided commercial ideas to very serious sexual harassment allegations, scroll through the biggest scandals of 2017 below...

1. The Fall of Harvey Weinstein

The Fall of Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual misconduct in damning reports in the New York Times. In the aftermath, things got worse when more than 50 women came forward with their women came forward with allegations of rape, assault and sexual harassment against the disgraced movie mogul.

The chain of events set off the #MeToo movement in which people took to social media to reveal their own experiences.

2. Kevin Spacey's Career Drops Like a House of Cards

Kevin Spacey's Career Drops Like a House of Cards
It's hard to believe that Kevin Spacey was once seen as one of the finest actors in the business. With several awards under his belt and rave reviews for much of his projects, the only way was down.

Star Trek: Discovery star Anthony Rapp alleged that Kevin made unwanted sexual advances towards him at a party in 1986. Rapp was 14 at the time of the incident while Spacey was 26.

In the aftermath, Kevin thought it would be a good idea to apologize while claiming not to remember the incident. As if that was not bad enough, he confirmed in the same statement that he has been living as a gay man. The world was not impressed.

House of Cards was swiftly cancelled by Netflix, and production on the series was placed on hold. Spacey was fired and the show is expected to resume production with Robin Wright taking on the lead role.

3. Kevin Hart: The Adult Movie Star

Kevin Hart: The Adult Movie Star
Kevin Hart got hot and heavy with a model in Las Vegas, but his world was turned upside down when it emerged that the whole incident was caught on video and was being shopped to adult entertainment companies.

To make matters worse, Kevin's wife, Enriko was eight months pregnant, but the pair is seemingly still together.

Kevin is very likely scared of cameras for life.

4. Kathy Griffin Beheads Her Career

Kathy Griffin Beheads Her Career
Kathy Griffin is well-known for her knack for going too far when it comes to her comedy. Nothing could prepare her for the backlash she received when she posed in a graphic image with a fake head that was supposed to be Donald Trump.

She apologized when she was blacklisted by Hollywood, but has since retracted the apology because she seemingly has nothing else to lose.

The comedian will likely think twice before thinking about cracking a joke in 2018.

5. DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios Shut Down Paradise

DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios Shut Down Paradise
DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios got way too drunk while filming Bachelor in Paradise. Their sex romp was met with a whole lot of controversy when rumors emerged that Corinne was way too drunk to give consent.

Production was halted on the series and everyone was sent home. After an investigation, it was found that there was no misconduct on the set.

The show later re-entered production and both Jackson and Olympios chose not to return.

6. Corey Feldman Claims His Life is in Danger

Corey Feldman Claims His Life is in Danger
Corey Feldman has long been open about knowing the names of Hollywood pedophiles who made his life hell as a young star.

Things took a turn in October when he said he said he would finally reveal the names of the people. Then, he posted a Youtube video and claimed that his life was in danger.

"I had a near-death experience last night where I felt like I was almost going to be killed," he said. "Two trucks came speeding at me at the same time on a crosswalk.”

That incident was not enough to silence the actor. He later alleged that Jon Grissom and Alphy Hoffman were pedophiles.

7. Celebrity Nudes Invade the Internet

Celebrity Nudes Invade the Internet
Tiger Woods, Lindsay Vonn, Amanda Seyfried, Miley Cyrus and Kristen Stewart were just a few of the celebrities who fell victim to a hack that meant their nudes were all over the internet.

8. Jim Carrey Goes to War with Ex's Family

Jim Carrey Goes to War with Ex's Family
Jim Carrey's girlfriend, Cathriona White committed suicide in 2015. In 2017, the star was in the headlines multiple times and it was down to the fact that White's family held him accountable in giving her prescription drugs. Not only that, they also said he exposed her to the world of sexually transmitted diseases.

Carrey tried to turn the tables in September 2017 and countersued, claiming that White's death was not his fault.

9. Mayim Bialik Says Stupid Things

Mayim Bialik Says Stupid Things
With the onslaught of sexual misconduct claims thanks to Harvey Weinstein, Mayim penned an essay for the New York Times and said some stupid things.

“I have almost no personal experience with men 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 men in power unless we can make them money.”

The essay was met with criticism from the world of social media and the Big Bang Theory star quickly apologized.

10. A Dog's Purpose Accused of Not Being Dog Friendly

A Dog's Purpose Accused of Not Being Dog Friendly
The world was enamored with the trailers for A Dog's Purpose, and it was poised to be the feel-good movie of the year. However, a video from the set appeared online in January and it raised a lot of questions about animal safety.

The producers were quick to play down what went on in the video and said that the conditions were not bad for the animals.

The damage was down and Universal Pictures canceled the film's red carpet premiere.

11. The Cult of R. Kelly

The Cult of R. Kelly
According to Buzzfeed, R. Kelly was essentially running a cult in both Chicago and Atlanta. The report stated that he did not allow the women to eat unless he allowed them to and that he forced them to have sex with him.

The rapper denied the accusations via his lawyer, but more allegations against him emerged.

12. Bill Cosby's Big Mistrial

Bill Cosby's Big Mistrial
Bill Cosby was accused of sexually assaulting and drugging several women. He was poised to end up behind bars when he found himself in jail after one of the cases went to trial.

The case was about an encounter between Cosby and Andrea Constand in 2004. Constand alleged that Cosby gave her drugs and touched her.

After six days of not being able to make a decision, the judge declared a mistrial.

13. Steve Harvey's Diva Demands

Steve Harvey's Diva Demands
Details of a memo Steve Harvey sent to his staff were leaked, and it gave fans a whole different side to the star. It reads:

"There will be no meetings in my dressing room. No stopping 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 knock or use the doorbell."

Harvey was not shy to admit that the email was the real deal.

14. Samantha Bee's Ill-Timed Joke

Samantha Bee's Ill-Timed Joke
Samantha Bee makes fun of just about anything and that's what makes her a popular comedian. However, the host made the biggest mistake of her career when she made fun of a man with brain cancer.

She called out the man and compare him to a Nazi for the way he looked. The man's sister was unamused and took to Twitter to voice her dissatisfaction.

“When @iamsambee makes fun of your brother for having 'Nazi’ hair. He actually has stage 4 brain cancer, but whatever floats your boat."

Samantha was quick to apologize when she realized her error.

15. Kendall Jenner's Pepsi Commercial That Fizzled Out

Kendall Jenner's Pepsi Commercial That Fizzled Out
Pepsi wanted to promote its brand and thought it was a good idea to use Kendall Jenner because she and her family have a knack for garnering publicity from doing absolutely nothing.

The commercial was met with a negative response because it found the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star leaving a photoshoot to join in on a protest.

The big finish involved her giving a police officer a cold can of Pepsi. The commercial made very little sense, and most questioned whether it was an attempt from the Kardashians to prove they were down-to-earth.

The commercial was pulled, and Pepsi apologized.

16. Mischa Barton's Revenge Porn Saga

Mischa Barton's Revenge Porn Saga
Mischa Barton was forced to go public about her ex-boyfriend, Jon Zacharias and another man trying to release nude images of her.

She claimed Jon got creepy and secretly filmed them having sex. He subsequently bragged about having the images and she got a restraining order against both men.

17. Dance Moms: Prison Edition!

Dance Moms: Prison Edition!
Abby Lee Miller sensationally quit Dance Moms due to her huge legal woes. She was later sentenced to one year in the slammer fraud and violating currency reporting laws.

Will she be ordering inmates around or will she be the one being ordered around?

18. Nick Cannon Is Eliminated From America's Got Talented

Nick Cannon Is Eliminated From America's Got Talented
Nick Cannon was kept in the spotlight thanks to his role on America's Got Talent, but he made a race joke during a stand-up special that landed him in hot water.

“I honestly believe, once I started doing America’s Got Talent, they took my real N— card," he said during the show. "They did! Because then like these type of people started showing up to my shows.”

Executives were unimpressed and he was reportedly in line to be fired, so Nick beat them to the punch and quit.

"I was to be punished for a joke … My soul won’t allow me to be in business with corporations that attempt to frown on freedom of speech, censor artists, and question cultural choices," Cannon said in a Facebook rant. "Not to get too detailed but this isn’t the first time executives have attempted to ‘put me in my place’ for so-called unruly actions."

"I will not stand for it. My moral principles will easily walk away from the millions of dollars they hang over my head."

19. Mel B vs. Her Husband and Nanny

Mel B vs. Her Husband and Nanny
Mel B filed for divorce in March, and things quickly got out of hand. Stephen's home was raided because they thought he had guns and that would spell trouble because of a domestic abuse charge from 2003.

Mel B subsequently filed a restraining order against her husband and detailed the emotional and physical abuse from him. Then, the nanny, Lorraine Gilles got involved by saying she had a sexual relationship with Mel B and was less than favorable about her character.

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