Hollywood is full of celebrity scandals and drama and thanks to cellphones and the internet, it seems no star can hide any of their transgressions. It seems every day there is a new shocking cheating scandal, arrest or even sexual assault allegations involving a celebrity, and once the media gets a hold of the information, it goes viral. That’s why it is really surprising these days when seemingly big scandals get ignored or are not blown up to the same level of others. Other times the scandals occurred so long ago, fans forget ever hearing about it. Here are 10 celebrity scandals that seem to have flown under the radar:
10. Thomas Gibson
For years Criminal Minds fans watched Thomas Gibson as the stoic BAU leader Aaron ‘Hotch’ Hotchner and were stunned when he was abruptly suspended and then fired from the series in August 2016. Gibson’s scandal quickly dominated media headlines, and while everyone was completely shocked that he had apparently physically assaulted one of the writer-producers, it wouldn’t have been so shocking if they had known about his previous behavior. The popular actor was actually involved in two separate scandals prior to his 2016 firing, but they were not given nearly the attention. In 2010, Gibson was involved in a physical altercation with assistant director Ian Woolf and was ordered to attend anger management counseling by CBS. Then, two years later, Gibson was arrested in downtown L.A. for drunk driving after he reportedly drove through a barricade that had been set up to keep cars off of the course for an overnight marathon. During the arrest, a belligerent Gibson had to be subdued by five police officers after he refused to take a breathalyzer test.