15 Biggest Celebrity Scandals Of 2017
Who knew that 2017 would end up being so dramatic! From countless sexual assault allegations to extortion and blackmail scandals to child abuse accusations, it is safe to say that this year we have seen it all! Since 2017 is about to finally come to a close, we are counting down the year’s biggest celebrity scandals – here are the top 15!
15. Tiger Woods’ DUI
Tiger Woods was arrested this past May for DUI after he was found asleep behind the wheel of his car in Jupiter, Florida. The toxicology report revealed that the pro golfer had traces of the painkillers Vicodin, Dilaudid, Xanax, Ambien and THC in his system. In August, he reached a plea deal with prosecutors where he agreed to plead guilty to reckless driving and enter a diversion program, perform 20 hours of community service, attend a workshop where victims of impaired drivers discuss how drunk driving damaged their lives and pay a $250 fine and make an additional donation of $250 to Palm Beach County Victim Services. If he completes all of this, his reckless driving charge will be expunged from his record.
14. Louis C.K. Sexual Harassment Allegations
In a New York Times report, five women accused comedic actor Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct. Two women, Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov, allege that he exposed himself to them in his hotel room when they were hanging out while the three other women accused him of separate acts of sexual misconduct. Surprisingly, the comedian admitted in a statement that the allegations of sexual misconduct were true. “These stories are true. At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my dick without asking first, which is also true,” he said. “But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your dick isn’t a question. It’s a predicament for them. The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly.” As a result, FX Networks, which aired his show Louie, has announced that he will no longer serve as executive producer or receive compensation for four other shows he was involved with on FX, and his publicist has quit.