The #metoo movement has going on for the past few years and, if you’ve been paying attention, you’ve noticed that some people who were doing really bad things for a really long time finally paid the price.
And that’s definitely a good thing.
But falls from grace in Hollywood are as old as the motion picture industry itself.
What celebrity suffered the worst fall from grace?
People on AskReddit sounded off.
Fame out of nowhere to convicted p**ophile.”
“Britney Spears. Poor Britney.
I know it’s said often but when I was a kid, I thought her head shaving and all that was really crazy.
Now that I’m 27, I 100% am surprised she made it that long without snapping and that she hasn’t snapped again.”
“Harvey Weinstein’s fall from grace was more …Shakespearean .
4 years ago he was the biggest , and most powerful movie producer in the world.
Now he’s a bum convict, a s** offender.”
“Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman)
As far as I’m concerned, people like Bill Cosby more than earned their fall… Paul Reubens had an undeserved fall.”
“Silent film star Fatty Arbuckle was accused of r**ing and accidentally k**ling actress Virginia Rappe. Allegedly in his attempt to r**e her, he squashed her to death with his great girth.
He was tried three times and was eventually acquitted. Rappe most likely d**d from appendicitis. His career limped along until he d**d of a heart attack in 1933.”
“Can’t believe nobody mentioned Whitney Houston.
She went from being America’s sweetheart and favorite singer to literal crackhead, topping it all off with a very sad and untimely death.”
“Ashley Judd got her career tanked because she pushed back Harvey Weinstein.
She lost her chance with a role in LoTR because of him and she mostly vanished from the screens after he tagged her as a “nightmare” to work with.”
“Chris Benoit. Great WWE wrestler.
Then he k**led his wife and son. Autopsy report showed his brain was like that of a 70 year old Alzheimer’s patient.
Then WWE went and deleted EVERYTHING that had to do with him. They didn’t want him associated with them after that.
He did all that wrestling, got so damaged he k**led his family and WWE just wiped him out”
“Mark Salling from Glee.
He got caught with kid p**n and then hung himself in the forest.
There is a lot of darkness around many members of the Glee cast.”
“Layne Staley, singer of Alice in Chains
He suffered from drug addiction for years, but once his fiancée d**d in ‘96, he basically abandoned the band and accepted that his addiction was going to k**l him.
He never got over her death.
He was found in his apartment weeks after he d**d because he had blocked everyone out of his life.
Truly such a loss to grunge and the music industry in general. And such a great guy that just didn’t want to get better.”
“Aaron Hernandez, if he counts as a celebrity.
Star Patriots tight end, Super Bowl at 22. His last NFL game was an AFC Championship game. 6 months later, he was arrested for m**der. Convicted, sentenced to life without parole, committed suicide in prison at 27.
He was tried for 2 more m**ders and found not guilty but there’s a good chance he did it. The m**der he did get convicted for made sense if he thought that guy was blabbing about the other 2 m**ders he was caught up and wanted to shut him up.”
“Jeffery Jones: Best known for Mr. Rooney in Ferris Bueller & Mr. Deets in Beetlejuice.
He has had numerous problems with profession of child p**n, solicitation of child p**n, problems with registering as a s** offender and updating his s** offender registration.
And finally problems with his employers where people were invited to be on set but parents and visitors were up in arms when they were not formally notified he was a s** offender and on set.”
That 70’s Show was a constant joy since childhood, but after hearing Leah Remini interview a few of his victims, can’t even stomach the thought of watching it.”
All-time football great, cultivated a public persona as loveable nice guy in TV and movies after his playing career, and then the real OJ was revealed to the public.”
“Aaron Carter belongs on this list. The purist teeny bopper heart throb back in the day.
Now, Nick Carter has to get a restraining order against him for threatening to hurt his kids, he’s clearly dealing with m**h addiction and the lowest of his lows.
He did an IG live where him and a friend are driving around, hyping up Aaron, they go through a drive through and Aaron gives the girl a concert tee with his face on it…she had no idea who he was.”
“Brendan Fraser was ra**d and when he came forward, his career was destroyed.
So glad they got him for Doom Patrol, he really is such a great entertainer.”
“Joe Paterno. One of the best coaches in college football history. Squeaky clean image.
Helped cover up the Penn State p**ophilia scandal, where one of his coaches systematically groomed kids to fiddle and r**e. Awful.”
All the other people mentioned in these comments are terrible but most of them aren’t in jail right now.
He went from America’s grandpa to synonymous with r**e. Most people are still uncomfortable even talking about it.”
“Michael Richards, totally his own fault.
To watch an otherwise good career get completely nuked in 3 mins was painful to see.”
“Max Wright – the father from the show Alf.
He went from being a successful guy with a popular show, to smoking cr**k and doing homemade s** tapes with homeless men and eventually dying from his addiction.”
“Bill Cosby is in jail.
I think fame-to-jail is a pretty big fall from grace, with Cosby the clear winner for falling the furthest.
It’s one thing to lose your game. It’s another thing entirely to lose your freedom.”
Like everybody else, I gave them a lot of c**p at the time.
But I think a lot of people would’ve jumped at the chance they were given.
And they almost seemed relieved once the jig was up.
I think it’s a little unfair that all the rage fell on them and the people who thought up the scheme didn’t catch more flak.
About the only good thing that came out of it was MTV Unplugged.”
He had everything from gold medals and awards to multimillion dollar endorsement deals with major companies only to lose it all because he was using steroids the entire time.
He was looked upon as a role model and had a huge fan base around the globe, now you hear nothing about him.”
Went from producing some of the world’s most iconic music with his Wall of Sound, to sitting in prison for a m**der conviction.”
She had a point, but she never recovered her status again after breaking Pope’s picture.”
Maybe not the worst, but definitely not a graceful fall.”
Watched his drunk rants, you can still find them on Youtube.
This guy will drink himself to death.”
“Been a while, but Jerry Lee Lewis.
He was the hottest thing in early Rock ‘n Roll.
Messed it up by (legally) marrying his cousin Myra Gale Brown.
Tiny little problem: She was 13.
Didn’t go down well even in the 1950s.”
I obviously don’t need to explain why, but it’s really unbelievable how influential he was (and low key still is) to R&B music.
Like he may just be the most important singer of that entire genre within the last 40 years, and yet everything he’s done has all but erased his once untouchable legacy.”
“Anna Nicole Smith. Poor girl was ruined from becoming famous.
And honestly her entire career run was mainly people who would profit off her being either really messed up on pills/alcohol. The documentary said pretty much all her medications were things like sleeping pills, a lot of different benzos mainly xanax. Pain pills for back pain bc her b**b implants were so massive.
I can’t remember all the other medications her “friends” and management team allowed her to abuse but I’m pretty sure she would abuse most pain pills she would get from cosmetic procedures.
Her implant actually exploded in her boob when she had those massive implants and I’m pretty sure she was put on methadone after that happened for the pain. Overall just a sad how people that knew her let it continue and especially her reality show…..”
What celebrity do you think suffered the worst fall from grace?
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