Celebrity Downfall: The Major Scandals That Have Derailed These Stars Careers in 2022
by FARUK IMAMOVIC | VIEW 211
It's been a rough year for a number of celebrities who have seen their careers take major hits due to scandals and controversies. From allegations of s*xual misconduct and assault, to involvement in high-profile crimes, these celebrities have found themselves in the public eye for all the wrong reasons.
Starting off our list at number 10 is actor Matthew Morrison, best known for his role as Will Shuster on the musical series "Glee." In 2022, Morrison was added to the judging panel for "So You Think You Can Dance," but his stint on the show was short-lived.
According to reports, Morrison allegedly sent flirty text messages to one of the contestants, which led to his dismissal from the show for failing to follow competition production protocols. Next up is French football player Benjamin Mendy, who has played for the English Premier League club Manchester City since 2017.
In 2021, Mendy was arrested and charged with multiple counts of assault involving two adult women and a minor. He was denied bail and held in jail until January 2022, when his trial date was set for August. Mendy has pleaded not guilty to the charges and his club has suspended him pending the outcome of the trial.
At number 8 is child actor turned director and executive producer Fred Savage, best known for his role on "The Wonder Years." In 2022, Savage faced allegations of inappropriate conduct on the set of the show's reboot, leading to an investigation by the network.
This isn't the first time Savage has faced such accusations, as he was previously accused of harassment by a costume designer on the show "The Grinder." Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have faced serious legal troubles in the past few years due to their involvement in the college admissions scandal.
In 2022, the couple was sentenced to prison for their crimes, which have had a major impact on their careers. Loughlin has lost numerous acting gigs and endorsement deals as a result of the scandal, while Giannulli's fashion line has also been affected.
Casey Affleck has also seen his career take a hit in 2022 due to his past s*xual harassment allegations. While promoting his film "Light of My Life," Affleck faced backlash and criticism for his actions, leading to a decrease in public support for the actor.
Actress Gabrielle Union experienced her own career struggles in 2022 when she was fired from "America's Got Talent." Union later filed a discrimination complaint against the show. Actor Armie Hammer has faced a number of accusations of emotional abuse and manipulation from multiple women in 2022, leading to the cancellation of his upcoming film and the end of his representation by his talent agency.
Morgan Freeman, on the other hand, has been accused of s*xual harassment and inappropriate behavior by multiple women, resulting in the cancellation of his speaking tour and the end of his role as the voice of Visa. Comedian Chris D'Elia has also faced accusations of s*xual misconduct by multiple women, leading to the end of his representation by his talent agency and the cancellation of his upcoming projects.
Shia LaBeouf has faced similar accusations of abuse from his ex-girlfriend, leading to the suspension of his upcoming film "The Tax Collector." Kevin Spacey, meanwhile, has been accused of s*xual assault and misconduct by multiple men, leading to the end of his acting career.
Perhaps one of the biggest falls from grace in recent years has been that of film producer Harvey Weinstein, who was found guilty of rape and s*xual assault in 2022. The conviction has led to the downfall of his film company and the end of his career.
And finally, at number 1 on our list is Bill Cosby, who was found guilty of drugging and s*xually assaulting a woman in 2022, leading to the end of his career and his imprisonment.